Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Position ID:GaTech-School of Chemistry and Biochemistry-ORGANICLABAP [#16538]
Position Title: Organic Laboratory Coordinator
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0400, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Organic
Appl Deadline:2020/09/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/07/11, listed until 2020/10/07)
Position Description:    

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The SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY of the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY invites applications for a 12-month, permanent, non-tenure track faculty position (Academic Professional track) to fill the role of Laboratory Coordinator for our undergraduate organic and synthesis laboratory courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop content and pedagogy for two laboratory courses in partnership with other faculty, manage the delivery of the courses, and participate in our student advisement process. There will also be opportunities to teach undergraduate organic chemistry lecture classes. The position starts on January 1, 2021 or sooner. A Ph.D. in chemistry with relevant interest and experience is required. Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted, via academic jobs online. 

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution. 

Organic Laboratory Coordinator Position 
The Organic Laboratory Coordinator position is a 12-month appointment to be filled by a person who will lead and teach synthetic chemistry laboratory courses. These courses include “Synthesis Laboratory I”, which is a 2-credit course providing an introduction to organic synthesis to ~500 students each year, and “Synthesis Laboratory II”, which is a 3-credit course introducing more advanced skills spanning organic and inorganic chemistry to ~35 students each year. Synthesis Laboratory I is taught year-round and is taken by students in a wide variety of majors including chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and biology, among others. Synthesis Laboratory II is typically offered in the Fall semester only and is exclusively taken by chemistry majors. Applicants should have a strong background in experimental synthetic organic chemistry. Additional expertise in inorganic chemistry is a plus. 

Academic Professionals (AP’s) at Georgia Tech are non-tenure track, academic faculty with a well-defined promotion track. The School’s commitment to undergraduate education is evidenced by our creation of a dedicated and dynamic undergraduate program team, consisting of seven existing academic professional positions, who are principally dedicated to the freshman program and upper level undergraduate laboratory courses, as well as this position. This team works in partnership with a broad cross section of the School’s faculty. These APs are expected to demonstrate leadership in undergraduate education within our School. The administration of academic programs, teaching, service, creative pursuits, and professional growth and development are expected of our APs. Academic Professionals within the School value independence, teamwork, and unity. Working with others, there will be opportunities to revise the undergraduate program and innovate the laboratory curriculum. The ability to work well with a broad range of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates is important for this position. Applicants should have teaching experience in organic chemistry.

We specifically seek candidates with a strong background in synthetic organic and/or inorganic chemistry, and spectroscopy (NMR, IR, GC-MS). Familiarity with green chemistry is a plus. The Laboratory Coordinator should be able to troubleshoot and maintain relevant instrumentation that is conventionally used in synthetic organic teaching laboratories. The School has an electrical engineer on staff to assist with the upkeep and repair of laboratory instruments. 

Responsibilities include: (1) all aspects of laboratory course development from developing new in-person and online experiments to preparing syllabi and grading rubrics, (2) assessment of student learning, (3) training and supervision of teaching assistants (including participation in teaching a TA preparation course), (4) management and maintenance of chemical and laboratory inventories and budgets, (5) implementation and enforcement of laboratory safety policies in conjunction with the Institute's safety guidelines, (6) laboratory instrumentation and equipment maintenance, and (7) undergraduate academic advising. Teaching organic lecture courses will be possible as time and opportunities permit. 

The School endeavors to provide high-quality educational experiences for students from a variety of majors across the Institute. Georgia Tech’s cohort of entering undergraduate students is among the most-highly qualified at a public institution (1438 average composite SAT for entering students in Fall 2019). The School currently has approximately 150 chemistry and 250 biochemistry majors. 

For further information contact: Prof. Angus P. Wilkinson, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech,

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Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
901 Atlantic Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

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