The Pennsylvania State University, Chemistry

Position ID:The Pennsylvania State University-Chemistry-LECT22 [#21351]
Position Title: Lecturer - Chemistry
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / General Chemistry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/03/17, updated 2022/03/08, listed until 2022/09/08)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Chemistry Department invites qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Laboratory Director and Lecturer of General Chemistry. Two such positions are currently open. Primary responsibilities include teaching residential and World Campus versions of general chemistry lecture courses such as CHEM 005, 110, and 130 and laboratory courses such as CHEM 111 and 113. Duties include laboratory supervision, training and mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and aiding the Head Laboratory Director in developing new laboratory curricula and courses. The positions will begin in the fall semester of 2022.

Minimum qualifications include a master's degree and several years of college-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to applicants having experience with on-line teaching and supervision of large laboratory courses. These are limited-term appointments funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal. In addition to completing a Penn State application, an application must be submitted at The application materials should include a cover letter, current CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy which also addresses teaching within a multicultural and diverse community of students, staff, and faculty. Applicants will also need to arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the positions are filled. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Penn State is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. For more information on the Penn State Chemistry Department, visit


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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:
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
104 Chemistry Building
University Park, PA 16802