Job Description Summary
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track faculty Lecturer position to begin, ideally, with the Spring 2022 semester. This position is on an annual contract that is renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate general chemistry courses with a possibility of organic or other upper division departmental courses depending upon expertise. For information on Auburn University’s Lecturer track, please visit the faculty handbook at: https://sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/AuburnUniversity….
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should also describe how their past and/or planned contributions to teaching, service, and/or outreach will serve to advance the College of Sciences and Mathematics mission of creating an inclusive environment. This document should include the following: (1) a statement of values as they relate to the candidate’s understanding and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in STEM fields, (2) examples of experiences that demonstrate the candidate’s commitment to fostering the success of traditionally underrepresenting groups in STEM, (3) supporting a diversity of perspectives in the classroom, and (4) future plans for continuing to advance inclusive excellence, diversity, and equity in the candidate’s teaching, service, and outreach. Please see https://www.auburn.edu/cosam/about/mission-vision-oied.htm for more information about the commitment of our college to inclusion, equity, and diversity, and the guidelines for candidates for preparing this statement.
The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to cultivating culturally competent professionals and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University values diversity and is a welcoming and inclusive community of 28 research and teaching faculty and over 80 graduate students. More department information is available at: http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/chemistry/index.htm
Auburn University is an R1 Doctoral University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. Its 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students includes 24,505 undergraduates and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,600+ faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. Auburn University is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the country for its undergraduate programs. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/.
Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines for dual-career services: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services….
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," with moderate climate and easy access to major cities as well as beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field at the time appointment begins. Instructional experience and a record of high-quality teaching at the university level is required. The successful candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.
Experience in teaching large enrollment (>100 students) courses, experience with student-centered active learning pedagogies, proficiency with online assessment and instruction, and creating an inclusive teaching environment are desired.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please upload your Statement of Inclusion and Diversity under the other category in the applicant documents section.