University of California, Davis Department of Chemistry Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching Chemistry (with preference for Organic Chemistry)
The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, LPSOE) position with a starting date of July 1, 2020. This faculty series is unique to the University of California system. It carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship. The primary focus of this position is teaching chemistry courses within the undergraduate curriculum including both lectures and laboratory courses, with a preference for Organic Chemistry series. The position is a 9-month Academic Senate appointment paid over 12 months.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or a closely related field (obtained by the beginning of Fall Quarter 2020) and have demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in teaching, professional achievement, and intellectual leadership through publication, creative accomplishments, or other professional activity. The candidate should be familiar with existing learning assessment methodologies and pedagogies, and will be expected to have intent to pursue creative activities in chemical education, innovative ideas for instructional initiatives, collaborate with faculty conducting chemical education research, provide coordination for evidence-based teaching methods, and contribute to University and public service.
The University of California, Davis and the Chemistry Department are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis Chemistry Department
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.