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Lecturer, Chemistry

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Science, Chemistry
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Classification Title:

Lecturer, Chemistry

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Chemistry Department ( at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure earning lecturer position anticipated to begin August 2022.

In addition to contributing to teaching lecture and laboratory courses, including chemistry courses for the Burnett Honors College, the successful candidate is expected to participate in continuous curriculum improvement and provide service to the department, College of Sciences, Burnett Honors College, and the university. The Chemistry Department at UCF values scholarly research in chemistry education and encourages lecturers to participate in this area of research.

UCF, located in Orlando, FL, is one of the nation's largest universities with over 70,000 students and is continuing to build internationally recognized programs in Chemistry and Forensic Science. The Chemistry Department offers ACS-approved B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biochemistry, M.S. in Forensic Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. The Chemistry Department has a diverse faculty and student population and values diversity and inclusion in our department.


AA-College of Sciences, Department of Chemistry

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Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in chemistry or a related field from an accredited institution by the time of hire, and two years of teaching experience at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching general chemistry and biochemistry courses is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload: 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references.

NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Yulia Gerasimova, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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