Chemistry Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, Limited Term

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Milledgeville, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime

Posting Details 

Position Information

Business Title Chemistry Lecturer, Organic Chemistry, Limited Term
Position Number
Home Department Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy
Employment Type Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Faculty (10-month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length 6 months - 12 months
Work Schedule

Faculty work schedule, Monday – Friday; some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy provides comprehensive undergraduate major programs in chemistry and physics and teaches disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses in the core curriculum.

Our programs are designed to provide depth in the discipline through sequential study. Emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Recognizing that there is a profound connection between analytical thinking and the ability to express ideas clearly, the Department provides opportunities in its courses for writing on science topics and for oral reports.

Courses provide students with the most current objective descriptions of the physical universe in scientific terms and present the theories and models that integrate these observations and make them understandable. Through laboratory work and by instrumental analysis, students gain experience in making observations and measurements and transforming these into useful characterizations.

The majors in chemistry and physics prepare students for graduate study, for science education, for employment in a laboratory environment, or for studies in several allied areas such as engineering, medicine, and many health service professions.

Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value reason, respect and responsibility. Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship and service.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

Primary Purpose of Position

Teach Organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory.

The successful candidate will: (1) provide engaging laboratory experiments that teach proper and current laboratory techniques, (2) advance students’ knowledge of organic chemistry concepts and skills, (3) support scientific writing across the curriculum, and (4) promote safety and ethical behaviors. Principal duties include: teaching organic chemistry lecture and laboratory for science majors. Secondary duties may also include: General, Organic, and Biochemistry (GOB) courses to science and non-science majors (as needed). The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their experience, research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

-Teach organic chemistry lectures and laboratories

-Teach students to communicate scientific content effectively using:
a) a logical presentation of evidence to build an argument
b) appropriate scientific language
c) well organized, clear, and concise writing
d) supported using proper citation practices (ACS style)

-Develop teaching materials that integrate lecture and laboratory activities.

Key Function Faculty - Teaching/Instructing
Job duties performed for the above function

Maintain the Organic Laboratory in a well-organized fashion.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities


Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Masters in organic chemistry or related field.

Must meet SCACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))

Department Required Skills

Ability to work independently & collaboratively

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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

1) Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related field
2) Well versed in best practices in assessing student learning
3) Knowledgeable of current trends in science education.
4) Ability to publish developed studio lab resources.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0093
Desired Start Date 08/01/2016
Position End Date (if temporary) 05/15/2017
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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