CT Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry
The University of Delaware
INTRODUCTION/POSITION: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (https://www.chem.udel.edu/), in the College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a continuing track (CT) assistant professor-level position in Chemistry and Biochemistry, starting August 16, 2022. This position offers a strong, supportive setting for a teaching-intensive role in the environment of an active research department with robust undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching introductory chemistry classes to chemistry and biochemistry majors and non-majors, including core concepts in introductory chemistry. Successful applicants will share our vision to be a department that is nationally recognized for high impact research and for delivering exceptional education across the chemical sciences. We seek creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative educational environment, have demonstrated teaching excellence, have the drive to be leaders in their field, and are high-quality teachers and mentors. Our Department and University strongly encourage applications from diverse groups and backgrounds including women, LGBTQ+ people, racial and ethnic minorities, and all other groups underrepresented in the chemical sciences; we seek to enhance both the breadth of chemistry education in our department and the diversity of our faculty.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking exceptional candidates that have completed a doctoral or equivalent degree in chemistry or a related field, prior to appointment, and have significant teaching interest and experience. The successful candidate will have expertise in teaching introductory-to-intermediate chemistry classes to chemistry and biochemistry majors and non-majors, including core concepts in introductory chemistry. Experience in teaching some or more of these concepts to upper-level students is preferred. Postdoctoral experience with significant publications in research or education is desirable, but not necessary. Demonstrable commitment to mentoring and promoting a diverse student population is highly desirable. Primary responsibilities of this teaching-intensive position include teaching introductory-to-intermediate level courses, development of curriculum, coordination of lectures with associated laboratory sections, and administrative tasks. Faculty are also expected to contribute to departmental committees that support department functions and academic programs, and to participate in contributions to departmental teaching and research workshops, retreats, seminars, etc. The position may additionally involve College and University service, discipline-based education research and advisement responsibilities. The successful candidate is primarily expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AT UD: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware (https://www.chem.udel.edu/) is within the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as home for approximately 30 research faculty, nearly 200 PhD candidates, dozens of undergraduate researchers, and approximately 250 undergraduate majors. Upon joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will work among a dynamic faculty to deepen the Department’s world class research and educational programs spanning a wide-variety of areas chemistry and related scientific disciplines. Undergraduates have opportunities to participate in peer-mentoring programs for courses, as well as in research experiences in laboratories, and are mentored by graduate students and faculty. The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific and educational environment with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTAL) and support from UD Academic Technology Services (ATS). We also enjoy close relationships and opportunities for community engagement within the State of Delaware.
The College of Arts and Sciences (https://www.cas.udel.edu/) at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research, and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national, and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.
The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin upon receipt, with priority consideration given to applications received by February 15, 2022, although the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should upload PDF documents for: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and mentoring statement, including diversity initiatives where applicable, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. For additional information, please contact Susan Cheadle (email@example.com), or Dr. Cecil Dybowski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Faculty Search Committee. The University provides assistance to candidates with dual career needs.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.