The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry for our undergraduate laboratory courses, to begin September 2020. This is a renewable appointment with typical appointment terms of three years, dependent on satisfactory performance of assigned responsibilities and the availability of funding.
The department desires an applicant who can develop and teach in the organic chemistry program, supervise graduate student teaching assistants and help with assessment. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy. Duties include teaching CHEM 3112 (majors organic lab) and CHEM 3012 (non-majors organic lab) in the Spring and Fall. The TAP is also expected to teach CHEM 3013 (non-majors lecture) once per year. We strongly encourage the TAP to develop innovative laboratory methods/materials and strategies that reduce overall cost. For example, microscale experiments that help minimize waste and environmental impact, which require additional development and preparation time. The TAP is also expected to work with faculty on retention issues, which could include coordination of GTA sections and working with our undergraduate chemistry organization.
The application should include a cover letter, teaching statement, and a curriculum vita. The cover letter should identify the position for which the individual is applying. Application materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to the Chemistry Search Committee, 107 Physical Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. The candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to email or send to the same address.
For best consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, May 1, 2020. Position is open until filled and is contingent upon available funding.
UPDATE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all interviews until after August 2020 with a potential start date of January 2021. The decision to interview will be made in late August. For best consideration, please have your application material submitted by August 31st. Please note, further delays are possible.
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