Instructor Position Open - CWRU Department of Chemistry

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The Department of Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and service. A PhD in chemistry and experience teaching first-year and sophomore-level undergraduate chemistry courses with demonstrated excellence in teaching are required. The new Instructor will serve a dual role with a teaching load of one introductory course per semester and will serve as the Department’s Lab and Facilities Manager, combining laboratory administration and teaching to address the need for higher level instrumentation management, upgrades to undergraduate experiments and management of the increasing laboratory class sections offered by the department. Several duties will include the maintenance and upkeep of all instruments used in the organic/analytical/physical chemistry/bioanalytical lab courses, creating policy for computer and instrumentation services, overseeing data and software acquisitions, and safety compliance in various teaching and research laboratories. The instructor will train Teaching Assistants (TAs) and provide supervision and guidance to lab staff on laboratory equipment, preparation of reagents and supplies for our laboratory courses.  The position will also collaborate closely with chemistry faculty to update and develop experiments, ensuring that our curriculum remains at the forefront of chemical education. Additionally, the Instructor will collaborate with Biology faculty members on chemical safety and building safety concerns, fostering a culture of safety and cooperation within our academic community. The importance of this role cannot be overstated, as it directly impacts essential service and advanced laboratory classes offered within our department. 

The starting term of the position is Summer 2024. A letter of application, CV, diversity statement, summary of teaching experience, class evaluations, and three confidential letters of reference should be submitted at by July 3, 2024. The diversity statement should address a) How your research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within your scholarly field(s) and/or how your individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. With an exceptional record of research achievements, CWRU is associated with 17 Nobel laureates, including the very first Nobel prize winner of the United States in 1907 on the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment for measurement of the speed of light. The College of Arts and Sciences, and especially the Department of Chemistry, boasts an engaged student body and outstanding teaching environment for faculty.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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