A PhD degree in chemistry or a closely related field is required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching introductory chemistry. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of instructors. The successful applicant may also have the opportunity to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of expertise, depending on departmental needs.
General chemistry is a multi-section, two-semester course with >500 students enrolled per semester. The coordinator will be responsible for designing the course curriculum (lecture and lab) and determining policies across all sections, in collaboration with the faculty. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for mentoring new instructors to the course, liaising with the general chemistry lab manager, and liaising with the department assessment coordinator to ensure compliance with the university’s assessment policies. The successful candidate will teach 24 contact hours (8 courses) per year. Some of the teaching requirement may be reassigned to administrative duties in support of General Chemistry coordination activities. While not a requirement, there are opportunities to engage in collaborative research and/or mentor undergraduate students.