Department of Chemistry



Chemistry Lab Instructor

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a full-time Lab Instructor, for a renewable 8-month contract, outside of the tenure stream, effective September 2018, and pending budgetary approval.  Review of applications will begin on 6 November 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will maintain and grow recent innovations in the Organic Chemistry laboratory program, including teaching laboratory sessions associated with Course-based Undergraduate Research Courses, teaching guided-inquiry laboratories, and/or weekly lab lectures, all in support of our Organic Laboratory program.  In addition, the lab instructor can expect to contribute to the General Chemistry teaching mission, by leading labs and/or recitation sections.  As a full-time instructor, they will have administrative and committee duties commensurate with a large teaching laboratory program at a major university and are expected to have a full-time presence on campus.  Applicants should have earned a Master’s or Ph.D. degree from an accredited university.

All application materials should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching preparation and experience, a teaching philosophy including preferred pedagogical approaches, as well as other concise information (e.g., Peer Evaluations of Teaching; summaries of Student Opinion Surveys of Teaching; and Syllabi of courses taught) which the candidate wishes to have considered.  In addition, three reference letters are required. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  Visit our web site,, to learn more about our department. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled