Academic Job 6

University of California, Merced
Teaching Faculty position in Chemistry 

The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century.  In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences invites applications for a Teaching Faculty position in Chemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) or LSOE (Lecturer with Security of Employment) level beginning July 1, 2017.  The LPSOE and LSOE positions parallel the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor tracks and carry full membership in the Academic Senate. Advancement is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, chemical education, and/or educational grant writing is desirable.

The duties of the teaching faculty position consist of: lecture and laboratory instruction in upper and lower division undergraduate chemistry courses, instructional innovation in undergraduate teaching, extramural grant writing, and training and oversight of graduate TAs and temporary lecturers. Scholarly activity is strongly considered for the promotion and merit process, and may consist of chemical education, scholarship of teaching and learning, and/or undergraduate research initiatives.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include (1) a cover letter stating area of interest, (2) curriculum vitae (3) teaching statement, (4) diversity statement, and (5) three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Successful candidates will have a doctorate in chemistry or a closely related field by the position start date and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Candidates for appointment at the LSOE level must also have a demonstrated record of excellent teaching and service as a faculty member at a four-year institution.
Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, chemical education, and/or educational grant writing is desirable.

For more information:
Chair, Anne Myers Kelley:

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