Northern Arizona University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Visiting Lecturer Position

Applications are invited for a Visiting Lecturer position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU). This position is a non-tenure eligible, academic-year appointment beginning on August 21, 2023. The position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs. The successful applicant will be expected to teach General Chemistry lectures, to supervise General Chemistry laboratories, and to teach lectures and upper-division laboratories in another chemistry area if needed (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, or biochemistry). Minimum qualifications include a conferred M.S. in Chemistry or closely related discipline by the start date. Preferred qualifications for the position include evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or potential (e.g., teaching awards, teaching evaluations, or letters of recommendation), demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching (as evidenced by cover letter, teaching statement), ability to work effectively with large classes (120 to 200 students), ability to work effectively with other faculty to coordinate teaching efforts, and experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. The salary is $60,000 per academic year.

To apply, select Faculty and Administrator Openings and then Visiting Lecturer in Chemistry – 607129 at the following link: Your application should include (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a one-page DEIJ statement that addresses your values and/or philosophy, accomplishments, experiences, education, and training in DEIJ, and (5) the names of four references. Save all items, in the order stated, and attach them as a single PDF or Word document. Address questions to Dr. Jennifer Duis, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698,, (928) 523-7087. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting (May 2, 2023) and continue until the position is filled or closed. NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 72,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has 19 faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department currently has over 250 undergraduate majors and offers a number of Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in chemistry, including two ACS certified degrees. A 120,000 square foot Science and Health Building, opened in 2015, houses chemistry teaching and research activities. The department also operates laboratories in the 95,000 square foot Science Lab Facility, which was completed in 2007.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

Northern Arizona University is a committee Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

DEIJ Statement: NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in higher education, and we seek to hire people with a strong track record of engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors. We require as part of your application a one-page DEIJ statement that addresses your values and/or philosophy, accomplishments, experiences, education, and training with DEIJ. Please also comment on your experiences with and/or potential for future commitment to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and/or service.

Jennifer Duis, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Northern Arizona University
700 S. Osborne Dr.
P.O. Box 5698
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698
(928) 523-7087 office
(928) 523-8111 fax

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Northern Arizona University sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.