Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Incheon, South Korea

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00121 - Chemistry

City Incheon, South Korea

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin August 15, 2019


The University of Utah Asia Campus ( UAC ) invites applicants for a new faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer). This position will teach both Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters at the Incheon, Korea campus with a contract renewable upon mutual agreement.


All courses are taught in English as expectations for this position include seven (7) courses: three (3) courses during the Fall and four (4) during the Spring. In addition, our department values active learning pedagogies and the use of technology in the classroom as it provides cooperative learning environments while encouraging student collaboration and peer-to-peer teaching.

Fall 2019 classes will include the following:

• CHEM 1210 (General Chemistry I)

• CHEM 1215 (General Chemistry Lab I)

•One (1) Physical/Life Science course from the menu below.

- CHEM 1010 – Chemistry, Humanity, and the Environment (3)

- CHEM 1020 – Culinary Chemistry: The Science of Food and Cooking (3)

- CHEM 1130 – Integrated Chemistry for Health Sciences (5)

Spring 2020 classes will include:

• CHEM 1210 (General Chemistry I)

• CHEM 1215 (General Chemistry Lab I)

• CHEM 1220 (General Chemistry II)

• CHEM 1225 (General Chemistry Lab II)


Those interested in applying must have a Master of Science (M.S.), or an earned Doctorate in their discipline. Teaching experience is also essential, as the final candidate must be approved by the Chemistry Department in Salt Lake City.

Special Instructions for Candidates:

Applicants may apply using the following link:

Required documents:

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vita

3. Name and contact information for three references.

4. Teaching Evaluations

5. Teaching Philosophy

6. Diversity Statement

General questions related to this advertisement can be directed to the Dean of Faculty, Todd Kent (


Salary is commensurate with experience. Free housing, as well as a health benefit plan, will be provided for duration of the time in Korea. Travel to and from Korea is provided by the UAC .

Note: This 10-month position requires relocation to South Korea. As a condition of employment, the faculty member must be able to get a valid work visa for South Korea.


This position is located at the University of Utah Asia Campus ( UAC ) in Incheon (Songdo area), South Korea ( Along with Ghent University, George Mason University, and Stony Brook University ( SUNY ), the University of Utah is one of the founding institutions of the Incheon Global Campus ( IGC ). All students spend three years studying at the UAC in South Korea and one year studying in Salt Lake City. All graduating students at UAC receive a University of Utah degree. Currently, the UAC offers five undergraduate majors in communication, psychology, film and media arts, civil and environment engineering, and urban ecology and two graduate programs in public health and biomedical informatics.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

As an employee of the University of Utah you will be required to comply with all Utah state laws. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a pre-employment criminal background check and a verification of your education.

In accordance with University of Utah policy, any offer is also contingent upon approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.

Open Date 04/18/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00408CF

Type Faculty