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LECTURER

Requisition # 73345

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, August 27th, 2018
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Chemistry

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa invites applications for a non-tenure, Instructional Faculty track Lecturer position beginning August 2019.  The initial appointment is for three years and is reviewed and renewed annually.  This track does not include the possibility of tenure, but otherwise parallels the tenure track with various ranks (Lecturer, Associate Professor of Instruction, Professor of Instruction). More information about the Instructional Track can be found on the Provost’s website at https://provost.uiowa.edu/instructional-faculty-track-appointments.



The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, chemistry education or a related field; 2) a commitment to equity and engagement in undergraduate chemistry education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices; 3) experience teaching introductory chemistry lecture and/or laboratory courses; 4) a willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform aspects of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum; and 5) excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills.



The Lecturer will largely contribute to instruction in introductory chemistry courses such as General Chemistry I and II, and Principles of Chemistry I and II.  Lecturers may also contribute to the organic chemistry sequence or other courses as needed.



This position's main responsibility is to teach lecture courses and/or teach and oversee the laboratory portion of the course. Over time, the Lecturer will rotate through both lecture and laboratory/pre-laboratory lecture components.  For example, an assignment within the pre-laboratory lecture component of Principles of Chemistry I and II courses, a lecturer with a fulltime teaching load would convene six 80-minute sections each week for a highly interactive class including lecture, demonstrations, calculations, in-class exercises, problem solving, and discussion.  For an assignment involving only the lecture components of a course, the successful candidate will teach one or two lecture sections in a given semester.  An academic year load equivalent to approximately 12 credit hours represents a fulltime teaching load.  The Lecturer also supervises teaching assistants for introductory chemistry classes either for the laboratory or the discussion sections of these classes depending on the assignment. Thus, in any semester, the following represent examples of teaching assignments that would be typical of the lecturer’s role within the introductory courses: (1) the entire pre-laboratory lecture portion of Principles of Chemistry I or II; or (2) 50% of the duties of the pre-laboratory lecture portion of Principles of Chemistry I or II (with another lecturer responsible for the other 50%) AND a lecture section; or (3) two lecture sections.  Often the lecturer will work in a team setting with several instructors contributing to a single course.



Promotion within the instructional track requires a record of excellence in teaching and professional contributions to the department/discipline and a record of service.  Lecturers are expected to work with other faculty to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of curriculum reforms. While the successful candidate will not be expected to seek external funding or publish peer-reviewed papers, collaborative opportunities for such activities are possible, provided they are synergistic with the responsibilities of the position. Service expectations will be related to curriculum and instruction and other aspects of undergraduate education. 



Applications must include a CV, a letter of interest, a teaching statement, and a list of references. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s educational philosophy and experience and address the applicant’s commitment to equity and engagement in undergraduate chemistry education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three references who will receive an online link for submitting letters. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries and questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Renée Cole (renee-cole@uiowa.edu).



The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity;  the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



 

Education Requirement:

A Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry, chemistry education or a closely related field is required by the start date, August 21, 2019.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a commitment to equity and engagement in undergraduate chemistry education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices; experience teaching introductory chemistry lecture and/or laboratory courses; a willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform aspects of the undergraduate chemistry curriculum; and excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Lindsay V Elliott - chem-facsearch@uiowa.edu
Clas-Chemistry
Chemistry Building
251 North Capitol Street
E331 CB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Department URL: http://www.chem.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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