Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F20BIOPTL [#16435, F20BIOPTL]
Position Title: Part Time Lecturer of Biochemistry, August 2020
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biochemistry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/06/12, listed until 2020/08/03)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology seeks applications for a part-time Physical Biochemistry Lab lecturer who has the ability to teach undergraduate students, beginning August 2020. Physical Biochemistry Lab is taken by science majors in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. 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. Schmid College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information on the College and its 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, can be found here: 

 â€¢ A M.S. or Ph.D. in structural biology and/or biophysics. At minimum, a bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of hand-on laboratory experience in biochemistry or biophysical       chemistry is required. 
 â€¢ Previous experience with college-level biochemistry/chemistry instruction is preferred. • Expertise in structural biology and/or protein biophysics is preferred. • Ability to        communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
 â€¢ Strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching and academic excellence. 
ʉۢ Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
 â€¢ Ability to operate laboratory equipment and maintain a safe working environment. 
ʉۢ Willingness to acquire new skills.
 â€¢ The instructor should be familiar with at least some of the following techniques: Protein crystallography (including using how to use ccp4i or Phenix), circular dichroism,       fluorescence and FTIR spectroscopies, fluorescence microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and enzyme kinetics 
 â€¢ General working understanding of advanced biomolecular spectroscopy instrumentation is expected.  

The candidate is expected to teach one section of the  Physical Biochemistry Lab, which will have approximately ten students. The laboratory focuses on physical methods to characterize biomolecules. Job responsibilities include: supervising students in person in the laboratory, communicating with students via email, holding one hour of in person and/or remote office hours outside of the laboratory time per week, grading student assignments, and communicating with the course supervisor at least once a week. The position may also require tasks related to remote instruction during or outside of the normal laboratory time.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty application, curriculum vita and contact information for three references to via Academic Jobs Online at XXXXX. The submission of a teaching statement and cover letter are optional. Any questions should be directed to Please use “PT Lecturer, Biochemistry” as the email subject line. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for final candidate. 

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. Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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