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The Department of Chemistry (http://www.chemistry.msu.edu/) at Michigan State University seeks outstanding candidates for two, full time, 12-month positions of Fixed-Term Academic Specialist for the General Chemistry Laboratory program beginning August 2022. These positions are renewable upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Successful candidates will become part of the General Chemistry Program, which offers evidence-based, transformed lecture and laboratory courses for STEM majors and is committed to creating inclusive learning environments that promote the success of all students.
These positions will work closely with the General Chemistry Lab Coordinators to assist in the coordination and instruction of the primary general chemistry laboratory sequence (CEM 161 and CEM 162) for STEM majors. They will report to the Director of General Chemistry and will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students associated with MSU’s general chemistry programs. Responsibilities for these positions include instructing up to four sections of CEM 161 or CEM 162 each semester (depending on the needs of the program), assisting with the training and mentorship of laboratory teaching assistants (approximately 50 each semester), and continuing to refine the existing evidence-based approaches to laboratory curriculum. The individuals hired for these positions will have an opportunity to be involved in campus-wide efforts to transform pedagogy in gateway science and mathematics courses.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Chemistry or STEM-related field
Doctorate -Chemistry or STEM-related field
Master’s degree in chemistry or a STEM-related field. Commitment to, enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom. Ability to work in a collaborative team of students, staff, and faculty. Teaching experience at the secondary or undergraduate level (including, but not limited to, being an instructor of record, teaching assistant, undergraduate learning assistant, supplemental instructor, or tutor). Experience mentoring (in either teaching, research, or extracurricular capacities). Interest in the implementation and development of project-based lab curriculum.
Ph.D. in chemistry or STEM-related field. Experience with, and commitment to, enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the classroom. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Experience mentoring and training teaching assistants. Experience teaching and developing project-based lab curriculum.
Required Application Materials
Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Statement, and names and email addresses of three references; all of which should be uploaded as a single PDF document.
Review of application materials will begin on August 11, 2022, continuing until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Johanna Herman (email@example.com), Chair of the search committee, or to Professor Timothy Warren, Chair of the Department of Chemistry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Interested individuals should provide a single electronic (PDF) document submitted under “Other” that includes the following items: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and written responses to the provided questions. The provided questions may be downloaded using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/MSUGenCEMFT-Specialists.
In addition, applicants should provide three names of references with email addresses as directed within the application website.
Review of Applications Begins On
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