Teaching Assistant Professor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Department Chemistry – 318300 Posting Open Date 10/24/2023 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty Vacancy ID FAC0004806 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on education and experience Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024 Be a Tar Heel! Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Chemistry Department is one of the largest and most complex departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

There are 50 faculty members, 44 SHRA and 37 EHRA staff positions, 260 graduate students, 37 postdoctoral research associates, 700 undergraduate majors, and an annual total of approximately 10,000 registrations by all students in classroom and laboratory courses. The Department is housed in five buildings with over 580,000 sq. feet of space. The faculty participate in teaching assignments which involve an average of 200 students per faculty member per semester. The majority of faculty are research active and supervise graduate students working on their Masters or Ph.D. degrees, undergraduate students carrying out independent research and honors programs, research technicians and postdoctoral research associates. Primarily the research is funded by federal and private agencies such as NSF, NIH, Army, Navy, DOE, PRF and involves expenditures of more than nineteen million dollars annually. A total of over thirty-two million dollars from all sources is expended annually in the Department.

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor. Primary responsibilities include innovative teaching in courses spanning the first two years of our chemistry curriculum. We welcome applications from outstanding future educators in all disciplines, especially those with interests in teaching biochemistry and supervising an advanced biochemistry laboratory. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in teaching lecture or laboratory courses, and have an interest in advancing educational innovation.

The University and Department prepare talented students from different perspectives and life experiences to become creators, explorers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. The Department is proud of our institutional mission to teach both hard and soft skills as we engage a diverse community of undergraduate students.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Ph.D. Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing our goals, espoused here https://chem.unc.edu/diversity/. The Department is committed to strong, formal mentorship. We seek candidates who will develop engaging, evidence-based, inclusive teaching programs, and who will excel in cooperative teaching of large-enrollment undergraduate courses.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching philosophy statement. Applicants should also upload a ten-minute teaching video on a chemistry-related subject of their choice. The documents and video should be uploaded to: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/268037.

Applicants are required to list four professional references with email addresses. Each letter writer will receive an invitation to upload their reference letter. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/268037 Department Contact Name and Title Chair, Teaching Assistant Professor Search Committee Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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