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LPSOE Organic Chemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 29th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


University of California, Davis
Department of Chemistry
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching Chemistry (with preference for Organic Chemistry)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, LPSOE) position with a starting date of July 1, 2020. This faculty series is unique to the University of California system. It carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship. The primary focus of this position is teaching chemistry courses within the undergraduate curriculum including both lectures and laboratory courses, with a preference for Organic Chemistry series. The position is a 9-month Academic Senate appointment paid over 12 months.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or a closely related field (obtained by the beginning of Fall Quarter 2020) and have demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in teaching, professional achievement, and intellectual leadership through publication, creative accomplishments, or other professional activity. The candidate should be familiar with existing learning assessment methodologies and pedagogies, and will be expected to have intent to pursue creative activities in chemical education, innovative ideas for instructional initiatives, collaborate with faculty conducting chemical education research, provide coordination for evidence-based teaching methods, and contribute to University and public service.

The University of California, Davis and the Chemistry Department are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis Chemistry Department

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. should include a list of publications.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Professional Achievement and Activity

  • Statement of Past Teaching Experience - student evaluations, sample course materials including syllabi and handouts for up to three previous experiences can be included

  • Statement of Teaching Philosphy and Proposed Teaching Interest and Plan

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Representative Paper #1

  • Representative Paper #2

  • Representative Paper #3

  • Representative Paper #4 (Optional)

  • Representative Paper #5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required