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Teaching Professor in Organic Chemistry

Tempe, AZ, USA

Job Type

Full Time


August 4, 2023

About the Role

The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Teaching Professor (all ranks) position with an anticipated start date of August 2023. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position, renewable on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in organic chemistry, but may also be asked to contribute to teaching in the general chemistry or biochemistry programs, depending upon prior experience. Courses may include those in both in-person and online formats. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and junior faculty, undertaking unit, college, and university-level service, and developing course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field by time of appointment

  • Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously)

  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience in organic chemistry

  • Familiarity with laboratory safety policies

  • Organizational and communication skills (as evidenced by the completed application materials)

  • Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by included peer and/or student reviews)

  • Commitment to working with diverse faculty, staff, students, and communities, and to advancing the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in creating curriculum and teaching organic chemistry online

  • Record of using active learning and non-traditional models of instruction

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students

  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants

  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff

  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

About the Company

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 65 faculty members, 100 staff, and 2000 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. It influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

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