Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-F18OCHEMADJ [#11201]
Position Title: Part-Time Organic Chemistry Lab Lecturers, Fall 2018
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / General Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2018/05/22, finished 2018/07/09)
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 part-time organic chemistry lab lecturers who have the ability to teach undergraduate students, beginning August 2018. Organic chemistry labs are taken by science majors in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental science, kinesiology, health science, and pre-pharmacy.

Schmid College of Science and Technology is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, including providing students with personalized educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs.  Ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the western region by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.  More information about the university is available at

Lecturers will teach an assigned 4 hour lab section once per week throughout the semester.  Responsibilities each week include preparing a quiz, presenting a 30-45 minute pre-laboratory lecture about the lab material, instructing students in correct laboratory technique and safety during the execution of an inquiry-based laboratory experiment, hold office hours, and grade all assignments submitted by the students. The possible laboratory section times are weekdays 8:00-11:50 AM, 1:00-4:50 PM or 6:00-9:50 PM, depending on availability.  The lecturer must be available to attend a once per week instructor meeting and orientation at the beginning of the semester.

• A Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry, preferably organic chemistry, or related area is required.
• University or community college teaching experience, specifically with organic chemistry 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.

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

All application materials must be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. Any questions should be directed to

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.


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Further Info:
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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