Department of Chemistry Biochemistry

ASU Chemistry and Biochemistry Employment Opportunities

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Each semester, the Department of Chemsitry & Biochemistry accepts applications for part time (~10 hours per week) and full-time (~20 hours per week) undergraduate TA positions. Undergraduate TAs receive a salary of $12 per hour, while gaining valuable teaching experience in our lower-division (100 and 200-level) courses. If you have a strong academic background, have completed coursework through at least Organic Chemistry, are enrolled in at least one unit of classes at ASU, and have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, you are encouraged to apply at https://chemistry.asu.edu/applyTA/

Applications are accepted year-round and considered 1-2 weeks before each academic semester.

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Posted on 5/29/2014
General Chemistry Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University
Job #10748

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Arizona State University invites applications for a Lecturer position in General Chemistry to begin Fall of 2014. The successful candidate will provide instruction in our large (5500+ students/year) undergraduate General Chemistry Program, supervise teaching assistants and junior faculty, serve on department and University committees and develop course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Two years of teaching or teaching assistant experience at the college level
  • Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety policies
  • Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by peer and/or student reviews)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Two years of college teaching experience
  • Previous lecturer experience in General and Introductory Chemistry courses
  • Experience in online techniques of instruction for General Chemistry courses
  • Experience in non-traditional models of instruction (i.e. collaborative learning and inquiry
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Ability to supervise and mentor teaching assistants
  • Ability to work as part of a larger instructional team

Salary Range: $48,000-$60,000

General Information:
Initial appointment is for a 9-month academic year. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon performance, availability of resources and the needs of the unit. After the initial appointment, a renewable, multi-year appointment may be considered for a candidate who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the program. There is also the possibility of summer support, depending on department needs. Salary is dependent on experience. The position is benefits eligible.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to our employment portal at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

The single PDF document must contain the following information:

  • Cover letter describing your desire for this position and applicable qualifications
  • A list of three references (identified by name in the cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Copies of evaluations and/or course materials indicative of your prior teaching experience

The applicant should arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal listed above. It is the applicant’s responsibility to direct their references to the employment portal and to upload their letters by the deadline. Applications without three letters of recommendation will be considered incomplete.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1st and will be reviewed weekly until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.


Posted on 6/19/2013

Lecturers, Department of Chemistry, Arizona State University
Job #10785


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Arizona State University invites applications for a Lecturer position to begin in the Fall of 2014. The successful candidate will provide instruction in our large undergraduate Organic Chemistry program, assign teaching assistants, supervise teaching assistants and junior faculty, coordinate the Organic laboratory courses and recitation schedules, serve on department and University committees and develop course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Two years of teaching or teaching assistant experience at the college level
  • Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety policies
  • Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by peer and/or student reviews)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field
  • Two years of college teaching experience
  • Previous lecturer experience in Organic Chemistry courses
  • Experience in online instruction techniques
  • Previous experience in curriculum development and new lab creation
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Ability to supervise and mentor teaching assistants
  • Ability to work as part of an instructional team

Salary: $48,000-$60,000 DOE

General Information:

Initial appointment is for a 9-month academic year. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon performance, availability of resources and the needs of the unit. After the initial appointment, a renewable, multi-year appointment may be considered for a candidate who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the program. There is also the possibility of summer support, depending on department needs. Salary is dependent on experience. The position is benefits eligible.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document to our employment portal at https://chem-webtools.asu.edu/JobApps/

The single PDF document must contain the following information:

  • Cover letter describing your desire for this position and applicable qualifications
  • Identify 3 references (Please list their names in your cover letter)
  • Ask 3 references to upload their letters into our employment portal
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Copies of evaluations and/or course materials indicative of your prior teaching experience

The applicant should arrange for the three references identified in the cover letter to upload letters of recommendation to the employment portal listed above. It is the applicant’s responsibility to direct their references to the employment portal and upload their reference letters by the deadline. Applications without three letters of recommendation will be considered incomplete.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 18th and will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

Career and Research Opportunities

No Extenal Posting at this time. (7/31/2014)