Employment Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for a lecturer position for 2015-2016: 

Northern Arizona University

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Biochemistry and General Chemistry Lecturer Position

Applications are invited for a lecturer position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University. The position is a non-tenure eligible, academic-year appointment beginning on August 24, 2015. The position is renewable pending satisfactory job performance, availability of funding, and program needs. The successful applicant will be expected to teach biochemistry and general chemistry courses, and oversee teaching assistants in chemistry labs. Minimal qualifications include a conferred Ph.D. in biochemistry or related discipline by the start date. Preferred qualifications include evidence of teaching effectiveness, demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching, ability to work effectively with large classes (120 to 200 students), ability to coordinate teaching efforts with other faculty, and experience working and interacting with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. The salary range is $47,000 to $50,000.

To apply, visit the Human Resources Faculty Openings page, then click the "The Faculty and Administrator Job Openings" link, and search for job ID #602099.  Your application should include (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current CV, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and (4) the names of three references. Save all items, in the order stated, and attach them as a single PDF or Word document. You will also need three letters of reference. Each letter should be sent separately as an attachment to chemistry@nau.edu. Address questions to Dr. Edgar R. Civitello, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698, edgar.civitello@nau.edu, (928) 523-3420. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and continue until the position is filled or closed.

Northern Arizona University is a 27,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 67,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has 20 faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department currently has over 250 undergraduate majors and offers a number of Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemistry including two ACS certified degrees. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will move to a new 120,000 square foot Health Sciences Building in July 2015.  The Department also operates laboratories in the 80,000 square foot Laboratory Sciences Building, which was completed in 2008.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.


For a full list of openings at the university, visit Human Resources.


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