About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Chemistry (www.chem.umass.edu) invites applications for a nine-month, full time, non-tenure track Lecturer position starting Fall semester 2023. The Lecturer will be expected to perform the duties of a lead instructor of General and/or Organic Chemistry courses, teaching lecture sections. This position will have a typical teaching load of 2 undergraduate lecture sections per semester. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal upon successful performance review. The candidate should have a strong commitment to outstanding teaching. A commitment to educational/professional development and service is strongly encouraged.
Qualified candidates must complete a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related area before the start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in joining a team of instructors dedicated to excellence in teaching using modern evidence-based pedagogical approaches, with an emphasis on inclusiveness and accessibility to support the success of a diverse student body.
- Teach General Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry lecture.
- Participate in ongoing departmental research activities or service.
- Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
- Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.
- Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Department of Chemistry and College of Natural Sciences.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
- Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field before the start date.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with the application, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a Diversity Statement (see below), and contact information for three (3) professional references. Apply by April 14, 2023 in order to ensure priority consideration. This search will remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. In addition to the application materials above, candidates will need to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Diversity Statement should identify past experiences and future goals. These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities. (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.