Oversee operation of the primary general chemistry laboratory sequence (CEM 161 and CEM 162) for STEM majors. Will report to the Director of General Chemistry and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students associated with MSU’s General Chemistry program. Will continue to refine the evidence-based approaches to laboratory education currently implemented in the laboratory curriculum, and will develop a training program for graduate teaching assistants. Will be responsible for day-to-day mentorship of graduate student teaching assistants and coordination of operations with a laboratory manager. The individual hired for this position will have an opportunity to be involved in campus-wide efforts to reform pedagogy in gateway science and mathematics courses.
Doctorate -Chemistry or related field
A Ph.D. in chemistry and relevant teaching experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment.
Experience with project-based laboratory curricula is preferred. Demonstrated interest in laboratory development is also desirable.
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Description of Previous Teaching and Laboratory Development Experience, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and contact information for 3 Letters of Reference
Interested individuals should provide a single electronic (PDF) document submitted under “Other” that includes the following items: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Description of Previous Teaching and Laboratory Development Experience, and Statement of Teaching Philosophy. In addition, the applicant will provide three names of references with email addresses as directed on the website.
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