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Lecturer in Chemistry (id:52888)

Statement of the Job :
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Maine (Orono, ME) invites applications for an academic-year teaching faculty position at the rank of lecturer with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. This is a full-time continuing position, with reappointment subject to satisfactory performance. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The primary responsibility is teaching courses in the general chemistry program, which currently enrolls about 1,300 students per year, with occasional teaching of courses in other areas of chemistry.
The successful candidate is expected to be an effective and engaging teacher and to make a strong commitment to the development of innovative chemistry curricula.
Other duties may include advising of undergraduates and appropriate department or university service.
Professional development opportunities are available and encouraged. The option of summer teaching for additional compensation may be available.
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System?s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
Qualifications :
Required:
Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related discipline by date of hire.
Preferred:
Evidence of effective and engaging teaching.
Documented experience in teaching introductory chemistry courses.
Strong interest in or knowledge of curriculum development and evidence-based teaching methods.
Other Information :
The Department of Chemistry (http://www.umaine.edu/chemistry) offers the BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemistry with American Chemical Society certification for the BS. The Department invites teaching faculty to participate as full and equal partners in curriculum development, projects and committees related to the educational mission, and School governance. The University of Maine?s Center for Research in STEM Education and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning both support excellence in STEM education - a Signature Area of the University.
Women and those from groups traditionally underrepresented in chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) statement about teaching that addresses: (a) experience teaching introductory chemistry courses, (b) strong interest or knowledge of evidence-based teaching methods, (c) teaching philosophy, (d) interest in teaching specific courses in other areas of chemistry, and (e) other relevant experiences to the application.
You will be required to provide email addresses for three professional references. Each referee will automatically be notified that you have applied for this position and are requesting a letter of reference. Instructions on how to upload the letter of reference will be provided to the referee in the original notification email.
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: February 1, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: February 15, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 1, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2019
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Mitchell Bruce at mbruce@maine.edu or 207-581-1190.
Appropriate background checks are required .
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran?s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Lecturer in Chemistry (id:52888)
Campus: Orono
Department: Chemistry - OCH
Bargaining Unit: AFUM
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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