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University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) - Chemistry in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00121 - Chemistry

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin August 16, 2022


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah invites applications for a career-line (non-tenure track) faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer). We seek an outstanding educator to help us provide a world-class undergraduate Chemistry education. We are looking for a long-term colleague who will be fully integrated into our department. The successful applicant will have:

1) A PhD or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Chemistry education, or a related field;

2) A commitment to equity in Chemistry education and a record of utilizing inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices;

3) Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to reform aspects of the undergraduate Chemistry curriculum;

4) Excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to:

· Teach 5-6 courses per year, including summer courses. The expectation is that the core teaching will include biological chemistry and general chemistry (both lab and lecture) but may also include other courses as appropriate.

· Develop and teach a biochemistry lab course as a key element of the newly created Biochemistry BS/BA degree program.

· Work with other faculty to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of curriculum reforms.

· Serve as a model and consultant for other faculty who want to utilize inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices in their courses.

· Work with Chemistry staff and faculty affiliates to help execute college-wide educational programs. While the successful candidate will not be expected to seek external funding or publish peer-reviewed papers, collaborative opportunities for such activities may be possible, provided they are synergistic with the above responsibilities.

This is an exciting time in the Department of Chemistry. The University of Utah is experiencing large enrollment increases, resulting in a more diverse student body from a broader range of academic, geographic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and life-experience backgrounds. We seek a colleague committed to inclusive excellence who will make a lasting impact on our department and institution. The Department is committed to building a diverse intellectual and artistic community, and encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.

Details of the appointment include:

· A 12-month salaried appointment within the career-line track. The career-line track does not include the possibility of tenure, but otherwise parallels the tenure track with various ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor).

· Eligibility to serve as PI on grants, to serve on departmental, college, and university committees and in leadership roles.

· Informal performance reviews on an annual basis.

· Option to request a formal review for promotion to a higher rank within the career-line track.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated successful teaching experience at this level as evidenced by course evaluations and reference letters.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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

Review of applications will commence on May 16, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please upload the information described below with your application:

· A cover letter including a statement describing how you will contribute to the mission of the University to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in the classroom and in the Department.

· Your complete academic curriculum vitae including at least three (3) references.

· A teaching statement describing your educational philosophy and experience. This statement should describe your implementation of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices.

Open Date 04/20/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00840CF

Type Faculty