UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Chemistry (www.chem.umass.edu) invites applications for a nine-month, full time, non-tenure track Lecturer position (renewable up to three years) starting fall semester 2019. The Lecturer will be expected to perform the duties of a lead instructor of general chemistry (lecture and/or lab). This position will have a teaching load of 2 undergraduate lecture and/or laboratory courses per semester. The candidate would be expected to teach general chemistry lecture, and work in conjunction with the general chemistry lab director. The initial appointment is for one year with a two-year renewal upon successful performance review after twelve months. The candidate should have a strong commitment to outstanding teaching. Involvement in the ongoing research activities in the department is not necessary but is strongly encouraged.
* Teach general chemistry, lecture, and work in conjunction with the General Chemistry Lab director
* Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness. * Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean's strategic priorities. * Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Department of Chemistry and College of Natural Sciences.
* A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area before the start date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (identifying past experiences and future goals), and the names and contact information of three references. Apply by July 12, 2019 in order to ensure priority consideration. Search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at ...@chem.umass.edu .
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. In addition to application materials above, candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Jun 12 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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