The University of Oregon seeks applications for a Career Chemistry Instructor position.

The University of Oregon Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applications for a Career Chemistry Instructor position.

Teaching responsibilities will include but are not limited to: lecture and laboratory instruction in Introductory and General Chemistry. Depending on interest and expertise, there may also be opportunities to teach Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Instrumental Analysis. The Instructor will participate in curriculum development and review, laboratory course development and review, and other department and college-wide activities.

The Instructor will be responsible for providing weekly supervision and observation of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), weekly professional development sessions, and for the evaluation of the GTAs teaching and performance of duties. The Instructor is expected to use inclusive teaching practices and create learning environments where all students have the opportunity to be successful. The Instructor is also expected to engage in campus and regional or national professional development activities to keep up with the discipline and as a path to continuous improvement in the implementation of effective pedagogy and chemistry content understanding.

This is a career non-tenure-track, nine-month, position at 1.0 FTE in Eugene, Oregon. Summer employment opportunities may also be available. The following URL has a link to the application form

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (and student teaching evaluations and peer observations of teaching if available), and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates, when contacted, will have three professional reference letters sent. At least two references must address the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities.

Individuals interested in the position and having questions may contact Deb Exton and or Tom Greenbowe

Applications are welcome until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Education, or a related field from a recognized college or university

• One academic year of relevant college-level teaching experience, including evidence of very good or excellent teaching of chemistry Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated abilities using an LMS such as Canvas and online homework systems such as Sapling.

• Ability to deliver informative and engaging instruction with the incorporation of active learning techniques and effective pedagogies.

• Ability to deliver professional, inclusive, engaged, and research-informed teaching at the college level (see

• Commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population.

• Ability to manage a general chemistry program with diplomacy.

• Ability to develop and implement instructional modules in the classroom and laboratory-based on effective pedagogies.

• Ability to develop and implement online chemistry courses.

• Commitment to undergraduate education, strong pedagogical skills, and demonstrated abilities in curriculum planning and instructional design.

• Team player and communicator.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Education.

• More extensive college chemistry teaching experience and expertise in chemical education.

• One academic year of involvement of supervising teaching assistants.

• Experience in teaching chemistry in a large lecture, 300-500 seat, format

• Experience in teaching using an active learning environment.

• Experience in inclusive learning pedagogies.

• Record of participation in teaching and learning workshops and seminars, presentations of chemistry education papers or posters at regional and national meetings and conferences.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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