Cornell University, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Position ID:Cornell-Chemistry-TAPT [#13355, WDR-00018066]
Position Title: Teaching Associate (Part-Time)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2019/06/19 finished (2019/05/29, finished 2019/09/24, listed until 2019/06/19)
Position Description:    

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

The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department is currently hiring a part-time (50%) Teaching Associate who will assist in supporting the teaching of several courses within the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology including CHEM 2070, CHEM 2080, CHEM 2090, and the laboratory sections associated with those classes.

This Teaching Associate will be assigned two laboratory course sections each semester. In addition, they will attend lectures, offer office hours, participate in recitations and assist with general administrative duties within the General Chemistry course framework.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Teaching Associate supports the Faculty and Lecturers in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in teaching CHEM 2070, 2080 and 2090, and the laboratory sections associated with those classes, during both the Fall and Spring semesters. All three courses cover General Chemistry and focus on fundamental chemical principles, with considerable attention given to the quantitative aspects and techniques important for further work in chemistry. Main topics include chemical transformations and equations, periodic trends of the elements, electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, and the collective behavior of molecules. CHEM 2070 is the prerequisite for CHEM 2080. CHEM 2090 is aimed primarily at students within the College of Engineering. For CHEM 2070/2080, there are two fifty minute lectures per week, small group problem solving sessions, and 3-hour long laboratory sections of approximately 22 undergraduate students. For CHEM 2090, there are three fifty minute lectures per week and 3-hour long laboratory sections of approximately 22 undergraduate students.

For each section, duties will include:

  • supervise two (2) three hour laboratory sections each week
  • grade laboratory reports for all students enrolled in your section
  • maintain a safe working environment by adhering to all safety regulations
  • attend the course lecture
  • attend weekly TA meetings
  • hold one 50 minute office hours each week
  • proctor and grade midterm exams and the final exam
  • grade weekly quizzes
  • maintain accurate records of student grades in an online gradebook for your students
  • provide feedback and assistance to the course instructor as requested
  • provide general administrative support as necessary

This is a 9-month Academic appointment, covering three years, which is renewable depending on funding and performance.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. degree in chemistry, biology, or related field, and experience in teaching lab management.

SALARY:  commensurate with experience

START DATE:  July 1, 2019

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
122 Baker Laboratory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301

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