Department of Chemistry



Lecturer & Lab Coordinator in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a full-time Chemistry Lecturer, for a renewable 12-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 be expected to teach one large enrollment General Chemistry course in each of the fall and spring terms and to be the Lab Coordinator of all General Chemistry labs for fall, spring and summer terms.  As Lab Coordinator, the candidate oversees all aspects of the General Chemistry lab, including overseeing weekly lab instructor training, experiment selection and scheduling, lab manual preparation, among other duties. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to innovate the labs to improve the learning and the instruction.  In addition, as a full-time lecturer, they will have administrative and committee duties commensurate with a large chemistry service program at a major university and are expected to have a full-time presence on campus.  Applicants should have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry 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