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Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry One Year Term

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req10453

Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry - Sci

Location: Main Campus

Address: USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time Lecturer to teach foundational and advanced undergraduate biochemistry courses, including laboratory courses. Additional courses in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department curriculum may also be assigned as the need arises. In addition to teaching, they will contribute to the department through service and outreach. This is an academic year (9-month) position at 1.0 FTE and is located in Tucson. *Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize and successfully manage deadlines. *Effectively communicate with individuals at all organizational levels. *Effectively work with students. *Effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds. *Effectively supervise teaching assistants and preceptors. *Data management skills to track student progress and evaluations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The workload distribution for this position will be 80% teaching and 20% departmental service and outreach.

* Be primarily responsible for teaching in-person and online courses,including laboratory courses.
* Participate in course development and evidence-based pedagogy.
* Use active learning methodologies in the classroom and to engage online students using interactive platforms.
* Maintain regularly scheduled office hours and available for video conferencing.
* Provide additional instructional support as needed.
* Work with the UA D2L learning management system.
* Supervise teaching assistants and preceptors assigned to their courses.
* Attend all pertinent program staff and faculty meetings.
* Contribute to governance through service and/or outreach at the department and college level.

*Participate in student success and support initiatives.

* Participate in undergraduate student recruitment.

* Provide outreach support to local high schools, where appropriate.

* Excellent teaching, communication, and inter-personal skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field.
  • Three years of teaching experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in all areas of chemistry and biology that are foundational to the teaching of undergraduate biochemistry majors.
  • Recent experience working in biochemistry laboratory (academic or research).
  • Advanced degree or certification in science education.

Rank: Lecturer

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Always Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $62,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Contact Information for Candidates

Debbi Busack

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applications should include the following:

* Cover letter

* Curriculum vitae and on as the last page include reference contacts.

* Statement of teaching philosophy and interests as an 'Additional Document'.

* Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations by both students and peers) as an 'Additional Document'.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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