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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Organic Chemistry

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: School of Molecular Sciences


Tempe, AZ

Open Date

May 29, 2024


The School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month Teaching Professor (all ranks) position with an anticipated start date of August 2024. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible position, renewable on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate level in organic chemistry, but may also be asked to contribute to teaching in other chemistry programs, depending upon prior experience. Courses may include those in both in-person and online formats. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and junior faculty, undertaking unit, college, and university-level service, and developing course materials and future program plans in conjunction with other faculty and staff.

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University is an organization of more than 65 faculty members, 100 staff, and 2000 graduate and undergraduate students who work at the forefront of science and technology innovation and education. This includes approximately 1,800 undergraduate students (immersion and online), spread across three bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and three in chemistry. SMS influences and impacts broad university-wide initiatives in fundamental science, health, sustainability, energy, food-water-climate, security, materials, manufacturing, space exploration and other endeavors of advanced technology.

ASU is located on four campuses and two research parks within the Phoenix metropolitan area and is one of the largest universities in the U.S. The School is located on the Tempe campus. ASU is ranked within the top 100 research universities in the world, consistently being recognized as the most innovative university in the country. It is home to the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (https://sustainability.asu.edu), both of which have strong representation from SMS faculty. Diversity is a key component of excellence at ASU, and the School of Molecular Sciences supports the value of diversity among faculty, staff, and students.

Arizona State University is a research-intensive university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. Recently ranked #1 as the nation’s most innovative school, the university’s location within the large and fast-growing Phoenix region provides a rich context for applied research and community engagement around issues of molecular sciences. We invite you to learn more about the School of Molecular Sciences and Arizona State University by visiting https://sms.asu.edu and https://newamericanuniversity.asu.edu/. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Teaching Professor

  • PhD degree in organic chemistry, or a closely related field by the time of appointment
  • Ability to teach in digital environments such as Canvas (asynchronously and/or synchronously
  • One year of post-secondary teaching experience in an organic chemistry course
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety policies
  • Organizational and communication skills (as evidenced by the completed application materials)Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by included peer and/or student reviews)
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students, and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter. https://www.asu.edu/about/charter-mission.

Associate Teaching Professor

  • In addition to the required qualifications stated above, the successful candidate in this rank should provide evidence of at least five (5) years of college or university-level teaching in organic chemistry or a related field
  • Effective teaching ability (as evidenced by teaching evaluation, course development, and innovative teaching practices)
  • Evidence of making a contribution to curriculum development, programmatic responsibilities, and departmental service responsibilities, such as faculty committees
  • Evidence of scholarship or research in organic chemistry or chemical education

Teaching Professor (full rank)

  • In addition to the required qualifications stated above, the successful candidate in this rank should provide evidence of at least seven (7) years of college or university-level teaching in organic chemistry or a related field
  • Evidence of a leadership role in curriculum development, programmatic responsibilities, and departmental service responsibilities such as faculty committees

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in creating curriculum and teaching organic chemistry both in-person and online
  • Record of using active learning and non-traditional models of instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students
  • Experience teaching organic chemistry lab course(s)
  • Experience developing organic chemistry lab course curriculum
  • Evidence of activities consistent with the ASU Charter and Design Aspirations
  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants
  • Evidence of collaborative activities with other faculty and staff
  • Participation in the higher education community and professional development activities (for example, authoring educational and scientific publications, presenting at conferences, attending workshops, etc.)

Application Instructions

Materials that you will be required to submit are:

1. Cover letter describing interest in this position, and applicable qualifications

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages)

4. Examples of reviews of teaching in the form of student evaluations and/or evaluations by peers (3 pages maximum)

5. Three reference names and email contacts

Initial deadline for review of complete applications is June 29, 2024. If not filled, applications will continue to be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. For additional information about the position, please contact Julie Sudduth at julie.sudduth@asu.edu.