Oversee operation of the primary general and organic chemistry laboratory courses (CEM 161, CEM 162, and CEM 143) for STEM majors. Assist with CEM 255, as needed. Will report to the Director of General Chemistry and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students associated with MSU’s General and Organic Chemistry programs. Will continue to refine the existing evidence-based approaches to laboratory curriculum, and assist with the development of 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 laboratory staff. The individual hired for this position will have an opportunity to be involved in campus-wide efforts to transform pedagogy in gateway science and mathematics courses.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Ph.D. Chemistry or related field
A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field 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.
Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, Description of Previous Teaching and Laboratory Development Experience, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, DEI Statement, and names and email addresses of three references; all of which should be uploaded as a single PDF document. Review of application materials will begin on 694603, continuing until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor Gary Blanchard, Chair of the Search Committee (email@example.com), or to Professor Robert Maleczka, Chair of the Department of Chemistry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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