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Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach in the areas of Organic Chemistry or General Chemistry. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from one quarter to one year with the possibility of reappointment depending on performance and further departmental need. Applicants should possess a recent Ph.D. in chemistry and/or organic chemistry, be qualified to organize and instruct laboratory courses in general chemistry and/ or modern organic chemistry techniques at the introductory level, as well as offer lecture courses in general and/or organic chemistry. Teaching experience is highly desired, as is experience with large lecture formats (>250 students), and managing teaching assistances. Knowledge of open source online content, such as Moodle, and the use of technology in the classroom, such as iclicker, is a plus. High academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills exemplary teaching and mentoring is desired. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends upon qualifications. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching.

To apply, please go to the following link:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available) and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also provide 3 letters of recommendation.
The posting will remain open until October 31, 2017, to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required