Lecturers Full Time or Part Time Temporary Chemistry

WorkplaceSeattle, Washington, USA
Academic Personnel

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Lecturers Full Time or Part Time Temporary Chemistry

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for multiple Lecturers of Chemistry in the Division of Science and Mathematics (SAM) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS) to teach lecture and laboratory sections of General or Organic Chemistry. These are full time temporary positions with a 9-month service period (September 15-June 15) or part time temporary positions with quarterly (September 16-December 15 for autumn quarter, December 16-March 15 for Winter, of March 16-June 15 for Spring quarter) service periods.

UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.


These positions require an earned Master’s degree or higher in Chemistry or a relevant field and are contingent on funding. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry sequence of courses with laboratory sections. They will have firm grounding in both the theoretical and laboratory aspects of chemistry, and preferably have been the instructor of record for at least one section of these courses or have several years of serving as a teaching assistant in these courses. An ability to convey, model, and promote best safety practices in lab is paramount. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning to help students achieve competency/mastery in scientific reasoning and application. The candidate will also have experience with fair and consistent grading practices.


To apply, please submit the following via the Interfolio system:

  • A detailed letter of interest delineating your interests, qualifications, and relevant teaching experience (two-page maximum).
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references, with letters available upon request.
  • Evidence of teaching effectives (this might include: quantitative course evaluations, sample syllabi and/or peer teaching evaluations).

Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

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qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Washington is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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