The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southwestern University seeks applicants for a full-time, twelve-month organic chemistry laboratory coordinator beginning in August 2013. The appointment is for a renewable non-tenure track staff member with faculty rank. Applicants must have completed a PhD in chemistry (not inorganic) with degrees in organic chemistry or chemical education preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to chemical education research and innovative pedagogy are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will oversee the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum and develop innovative inquiry-based laboratories in collaboration with departmental faculty as part of our recent Howard Hughes Medical Institute award. The laboratory coordinator will teach several sections of first- and second- semester organic chemistry laboratories and may contribute to other courses of study. Additional responsibilities include on-going development and preparation of new laboratory material; maintaining instructional equipment; supervising and training undergraduate peer mentors; and assisting with course and departmental assessments. The candidate must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and education. Opportunities are also available to conduct research with undergraduate students. Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.
Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,250 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu .
To apply: Through Interfolio, applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of reference. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. More information is available at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/15893 .
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F