Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F19CHEM101PTL [#13941]
Position Title: Part-Time Lecturer CHEM 101: Chemistry of Life, Fall 2019
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/06/24, finished 2019/07/23)
Position Description:    

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

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology seeks applications for a part-time chemistry lecturer who has the ability to teach undergraduate students, beginning August 2019. CHEM 101: Chemistry of Life is taken by non-science majors to fulfill the General Education Natural Inquiry requirement. 

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s commitment to interdisciplinarity, fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. More information on the College and its 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, can be found here:

The university is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at Responsibilities: The Lecturer will teach two 75-minute lectures per week throughout the semester, instructing and guiding students on concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry with immediate application to students’ everyday lives with a local and global perspective. Topics include the chemical principles behind the molecular components of the human body, the oxygen-containing organic compounds we drink, taste and smell, fossil fuel power sources, human energy sources carbohydrates, fats and oils, and other chemicals in our bodies and environment (vitamins, hormones, pesticides, food additives, clothing polymers). 

Responsibilities each week include preparing lectures, homework, quizzes, and exams, and grade all assignments submitted by the students. The lecturer will hold one office hour per week. The CHEM 101: Chemistry of Life section time is Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15pm. The lecturer must be available for orientation at the beginning of the semester. 

• A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry related to organic chemistry/biochemistry area is required.  
• University or community college teaching experience, specifically with general, organic, biochemistry lower division general education courses. 
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing. 
• Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies in chemistry. 
• 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 at

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Elaine Schwartz - 

Submit the following items online at this website: 
-  Cover Letter (optional) 
 - Curriculum Vitae - Teaching Statement (optional) 
- Three references (actual letters acceptable but not required, just names and email addresses) 

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

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:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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