Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Department of Chemistry-INSTRUCT [#11581]
Position Title: Chemistry Instructor
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Chemical Education
Appl Deadline:2018/08/13** finished (2018/08/06, finished 2019/03/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Duke University seeks applications for a part-time chemistry lab instructor who has the ability to communicate and engage with undergraduate students, beginning August 2018.

Duke University is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research.

Responsibilities: Candidate will instruct up to five (5) three-hour lab sections per week throughout the Fall semester or will be involved in six (6) one-hour discussion sections along with other needs of the department. Responsibilities each week include presenting a short pre-laboratory lecture about the lab material to orient the students and guiding the students in correct laboratory technique and safety during the execution of a laboratory experiment. The instructor will grade all lab assignments submitted by the students and send the final grades to the primary lecturer for the associated course as a subcomponent of the total course grade. The instructor must be available to attend a once per week chemistry lab instructor meeting.

Qualifications: • A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry or related area is required. • University or community college teaching experience, specifically with general chemistry and/or organic chemistry courses. • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. • Strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching and academic excellence. • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. • Appreciation and respect for student role, contribution, and responsibility in the learning process. • Commitment to personalized education.

Application Process: All application materials must be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. Submit the following items online: • Cover Letter (optional) • Curriculum Vitae • Teaching Statement (optional) • Three references (actual letters acceptable but not required, just names and email addresses)

Any questions should be directed to

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for final candidates.

Duke University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Chemistry
Duke University
Box 90347
Durham, NC 27708-0347

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