Human Resources

Lecturer Organic Chemistry

Lecturer position in Organic Chemistry beginning Fall, 2020.

Qualifications: The Department of Chemistry at Alma College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Organic Chemistry. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field at the time of appointment, but candidates who are ABD will be considered. In addition, applicants should enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.

Teaching Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach the two semester sequence of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory and other courses. Other courses could include CHM115 (Introductory Chemistry: Chemical Analysis) and CHM103 (Basic Chemical Investigations). All members of the department also participate in the instruction of the capstone Senior Seminar (CHM 450) during the Winter Term. The normal annual teaching load is four lecture sections and four laboratory sections, or three lecture sections and six laboratory sections.

The Department of Chemistry: The successful applicant will become part of an ACS certified program of seven chemists. The faculty has a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education; student development in a residential setting; student research; ethical and values dimensions of learning; and interdisciplinary, intercultural and international education. Salaries, benefits, and support for professional development are very competitive.

Facilities: The Department is housed in the Ronald O. Kapp Science and Laboratory Center. Laboratories have good ventilation and hood space, and are arranged in suites with adjacent instrumentation labs. Instrumentation includes: 400 MHz multinuclear FT-NMR, GC, GC/MS, FT-IR, microwave synthesizer, HPLC, IC, AA, UV-VIS, ITC, FPLC, glovebox, and computer workstations with Spartan electronic structure software.

Application: Submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to Mrs. Julie Elenbaas, Science Secretary, Review of applications will begin February 26, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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Story published on February 11, 2020