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The Department of Chemistry and the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan seeks applicants with a Ph.D. for a full time Lecturer III position.
This is a non-tenure track position, with a University Year Appointment period (i.e., runs September 1 through May 31 each year).
A full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the Department of Chemistry and Comprehensive Studies Program is three (3) courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties.
The initial appointment period will be one (1) to four (4) years (depending on qualifications), and the appointment is renewable (based on programmatic need, funding, and performance).
The appointment is subject to final approval by the College.
The teaching assignments will be in the Department of Chemistry, and will include both standard course offerings and courses designated for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program. The initial course assignments for this position (with a 1/1/2020 start date) would be Chem 215 – Structure and Reactivity II and Chem 216 – Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds. However, in future years alternative courses taught may also include Chem 209 – Structure and Reactivity Seminar (CSP), Chem 210 – Structure and Reactivity I, Chem 211–Investigations in Chemistry, Chem 214 – Structure and Reactivity II Seminar (CSP, to be developed), Chem 130 – General Chemistry and Chem 125/6 – General Chemistry Lab. Additionally, the position would be expected to (a) participate in course and curriculum development, initially with a focus on developing Chem 214 – Structure and Reactivity II Seminar, which is aimed at students in the UM Comprehensive Studies Program, (b) do undergraduate advising, (c) assist with the coordination, training, and supervision of large (10-30) groups of GSIs in the introductory courses, (d) serve as course coordinators in multi-section courses that have multiple faculty instructors, (e) serve on appropriate departmental, CSP, college, and university committees, and (f) enhance the visibility of our undergraduate program with publications, presentations, or other service-related activities on campus.
The qualified candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field, ideally in the sub-discipline of Organic Chemistry. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the Department of Chemistry and Comprehensive Studies Program is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in administrative and/or service duties. It is desirable that the lecturers in Chemistry be able to teach in a number of different introductory-level courses, including lab and lecture that cover basic subject matter in the areas of Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry. Qualified candidates should be fluent in the area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and instructional service, and a strong commitment to educating a diverse group of students, will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Anticipated application deadline is August 30, 2019, and we anticipate notifying candidates for on-campus interviews by October 1, 2019.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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