Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-CHEMLECTURER [#8443]
Position Title: Chemistry Lecturer
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / General Chemistry
Starting Date:2017/09/16
Appl Deadline:2017/02/01 finished (posted 2016/10/28, finished 2018/06/13)
Position Description:    

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

University of Washington Tacoma

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Full-Time Lecturer Chemistry

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for a full-time Lecturer position in General and Introductory Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. This is a full-time renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years and a nine-month service period. The position will begin on September 16, 2017 and will require a Master’s degree or higher, or foreign equivalent, in chemistry, chemical education, environmental science/engineering, chemical engineering or a related field.

The successful candidate will have prior experience teaching laboratory-based general and introductory chemistry courses at the university/college level. The candidate will be expected primarily to: –present lecture and laboratory courses in introductory and general chemistry; teach students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations; integrate high impact practices into course designs; and contribute service to the division, school, and institution. The potential of the candidate to teach upper division courses in their area of expertise as well as interdisciplinary non-majors courses will also be taken under consideration.

We are especially interested in candidates who are well suited to working as an integral member of a dynamic interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff that are committed to excellence, inclusion, and innovation in teaching. The candidate should be prepared to collaborate with other faculty to develop and teach chemistry courses that serve our Biomedical Sciences B.S. majors, Environmental Sciences B.S. majors, Environmental Studies B.A. majors, as well as students in degree programs outside of the School of Arts and Sciences including engineering, nursing, and education. Courses are taught in state-of-the-art labs and facilities, including facilities in the new Urban Solutions Center that will be available in 2017. UW Tacoma is ideal for field experiences in chemistry because of its proximity to unique marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. UW Tacoma is also located close to public and private health care providers that provide research and training opportunities for students interested in biomedical careers.

Tacoma is a culturally diverse, mid-sized urban city with growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit [This is one of the best campus descriptions I’ve seen in a position description!]

To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. Applicant statements should include how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion,
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses you have taught and your role (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant),
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness [such as course evaluations, peer reviews, sample materials], and
  5. At least three letters of reference that address your teaching.

Submit all application materials through Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2017 and screening will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. John Finke at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation e-mail. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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