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Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014 Chemistry Teaching Positions

The University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry has temporary, part-time and temporary, full-time lecturer positions in general, analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry available for the 8-week summer and the 15-week fall and spring terms.  Specific course information (including class meeting times) can be found in the Class Schedule at http://onestop.umn.edu.  The available courses are:

Summer 2013:

CHEM 1015 Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (lecture-only, on-line, 1.0 teaching load unit)
CHEM 1061 Chemical Principles I (lecture-only, 1.0 TLU)
CHEM 2101 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Lecture (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 2111 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Lab (0.67 TLU)
CHEM 2311 Organic Chemistry Lab (1.33 TLU)
CHEM 4501 Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Statistical Mechanics (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 4502 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 4711W Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1.0 TLU)
[usually, CHEM 2101 and CHEM 2111 are taught by the same person]

Fall 2013:

CHEM 1015 Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 1061 Chemical Principles I (multiple sections, each 1.0 TLU)
CHEM 1062 Chemical Principles II (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 2301 Organic Chemistry I (multiple sections, each 1.0 TLU)
CHEM 4511W Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab (1.33 TLU)

Spring 2014:

CHEM 1015 Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (1.0 TLU)
CHEM 2302 Organic Chemistry II (multiple sections, each 1.0 TLU)
CHEM 4066 Chemistry of Industry (1.0 TLU)

Duties: Preparing and giving lectures; holding office hours; preparing, giving, and grading exams; preparing and supervising laboratories (only for CHEM 2311, and 4511W); training and supervising of teaching assistants in laboratories (only for CHEM 2111, 2311, and 4511W); training and supervising of teaching assistants for recitations (only for CHEM 2101, 4501, and 4502).

Full-time equivalent: Teaching 1.0 TLU in any given term is considered the equivalent of a 33% lecturer position during this term.  Information about benefits can be found at http://www.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or a related field is required; prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

Any qualified person interested in a temporary lecturer position should submit a short cover letter indicating the number of courses to be taught in each term and a ranked list of the preferred courses (including class meeting times) and a current Curriculum Vitae. For candidates without prior teaching experience in the UMN Department of Chemistry, two letters of professional recommendation should be sent directly to Nancy Thao.  If available, student evaluations of prior teaching should also be included.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or a related field is required; prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

Any qualified person interested in a temporary lecturer position should submit a short cover letter indicating the number of courses to be taught in each term and a ranked list of the preferred courses (including class meeting times) and a current Curriculum Vitae. Two letters of professional recommendation should be sent directly to Nancy Thao. If available, student evaluations of prior teaching should also be included.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on Friday, March 8, 2013.

Applications should be submitted on-line, using the following link:

http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=109830 (HR link will be live March 5, 2013)

If you wish, send any application materials in addition to those required online to:

Nancy Thao, Assistant to the Vice Chair
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

For more information regarding course offering and content, contact Nancy Thao at 612-624-0313 or thao@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

This material is available in alternative formats upon request. To request disability accommodations please contact Nancy Thao, Chemistry, 115 Smith Hall, (612) 624-0313. For further information on providing necessary accommodations, please contact Disability Services, at (612) 624-4037.