Chemistry Faculty (Teaching Specialist or Lecturer) Center for Learning Innovation University of Minnesota Rochester
The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in chemistry for its undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The position is primarily teaching-focused with the expectation of contributing to departmental and institutional service (90% teaching, 10% service).
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts • Excellent retirement plans with employer match • Disability and employer paid life insurance • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition • Employee Assistance Program
We are seeking a qualified instructor who has significant interest in supporting student learning in a high-contact model inside and outside of the classroom and will work closely with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of chemistry courses with integrated laboratories needed by students in the BSHS program. The successful instructor will have experience in implementing pedagogical strategies and supporting a diverse student body population as 36% of UMR students are students of color and 44% are first generation students. The instructor should be prepared to teach undergraduate general or organic chemistry.
Duties include assisting preparation and team-taught delivery of course content in the interactive learning classroom, assisting in preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, grading, holding weekly hours in the Just ASK tutoring center (https://r.umn.edu/academics-research/academic-resources/just-ask), assisting in ordering laboratory supplies, supervising undergraduate teaching assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.
The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), and innovative, interdisciplinary department. The CLI coordinates the development and teaching of an integrated, writing-enriched curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, undergraduate environment in which ongoing assessment informs pedagogical and curricular choices and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.
A master's or doctorage degree in chemistry or a closely related field and knowledge of basic techniques in a laboratory setting are required for this position. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Experience in laboratory instruction and interdisciplinary teams, as well as a commitment to exemplary teaching are preferred. The successful candidate is also comfortable working independently.
Continuing professional development participation is expected from the instructor and there will be opportunities to attend conferences, workshops, on-line tutorials, and to join professional development opportunities, and/or memberships in professional organizations.
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About University of Minnesota, Rochester
The University of Minnesota Rochester is located in University Square, one block away from the Mayo Clinic, seven miles south of IBM, and just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a student on the UMR campus in downtown Rochester, you will be at the heart of one of the world?s top medical centers and at the center of an internationally known research community.