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Lecturer, Chemistry

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The following materials must be uploaded with your application; * Resume/CV * Cover letter * Statement of Teaching Philosophy * Teaching Evaluations

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Lecturer, Chemistry
Department Chemistry
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade 0(II)
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is searching for a continuing full-time non-tenure-track Chemistry Lecturer. Duties include lecturing at the introductory and intermediate levels including physical chemistry, general chemistry, and analytical chemistry; overseeing the physical chemistry and instrumental analysis instructional laboratory programs and coordinating with departmental lecture courses; curriculum development and implementation; and undergraduate advising.

The successful applicant for this position will be encouraged to develop new laboratory experiments, with possibilities for incorporating modern physical chemistry laboratory experiments and computational chemistry. Applications for internal instructional enhancement funding and contributions to proposals for external instructional funding will also be encouraged.

This position requires training, evaluating and organizing the activities of graduate level teaching assistants; working effectively with chemistry stockroom staff; coordinating activities with other faculty; and working effectively with the department’s Director of Laboratories/Safety Officer.
This is a 9-month full-time continuing position, with the potential for further summer opportunities including teaching, research, student advising, curricular development, and/or laboratory management.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Chemistry or closely related field and teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of ability in and strong commitment to the following areas: teaching effectively at the introductory and intermediate levels of physical, analytical and general chemistry; developing and implementing new lecture and laboratory curricula; management of an instructional laboratory program.

Contact Information for this Position

Sharee Williams
(775) 682-8795

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following materials must be uploaded with your application;

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Evaluations
Job Open Date 09/11/2017
Job Close Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72847
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
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    • CareerBuilder
  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a doctoral degree or will you receive one by June 30, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Which field best describes the research area of your doctoral degree?
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemical Education
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Other
  5. * Do you have teaching experience?
    • Yes, 5 years or more
    • Yes, more than 2 years and less than 5 years
    • Yes, 1-2 years
    • Yes, less than 1 year
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents