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Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chemistry

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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*Posting Number::*0602377
*Recruitment Type::*Open to All Applicants
*Position Title::*Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chemistry
*Position Type::*Faculty
*Position Status::*Temporary Full-time
*Benefits Status::*Benefits Eligible
*Hiring Range::*Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
*Department::*Chemistry Department
*Posting Date::*05/19/2022
*Closing Date:*Review of application materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
*Work Schedule::*Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor position available September 1, 2022. Academic year is September to May.
*General Description::*The Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) seeks to hire a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor with teaching responsibilities primarily in organic chemistry and a general/organic/biochemistry course. The department ( offers ACS certified degrees. Instrumentation and resources include 500 MHz FTNMR, AFM, GC/MS, HPLC, FTIR, Raman, UV/VIS, ICP-MS, GPC, a glovebox, and a variety of computational chemistry software.
*Essential Functions and Responsibilities::*Teaching duties will primarily include organic chemistry lab courses (CHEM 333 and 334) and a general/organic/biochemistry course (CHEM 105).
*Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities::*-Ability, knowledge and skill to successfully teach undergraduates in a university setting.
-Ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, and/or discipline
*Required Qualifications::*Ph.D. in chemistry or closely allied discipline must be in hand by September 1, 2022, for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. ABD or Master's degree required by September 1, 2022, for appointment at the Instructor level.
*Preferred Qualifications::*-Ph.D.
-College-level teaching experience.
*Special Instructions to Applicants::*Applicants should submit an application including: cover letter; CV; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and a statement of teaching philosophy in which you describe your goals for student learning, the methods you use to help students achieve them, and how you assess student learning. This statement should also explicitly address how you create an inclusive learning environment that is attuned to diversity and equity.

A list of three references will also be required as part of the application; confidential letters of reference will be requested by PLU for semi-finalists.

For more information contact Andrea Munro, Chair of Chemistry, at
*Other Information::*Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. PLU continues the transformational tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, freedom of expression, and critical questioning. Offering distinctive opportunities for global engagement, collaborative student-faculty research and purposeful learning, PLU guides 2,900 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

PLU is located on a 156-acre woodland campus in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington and about 40 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The campus reflects consciously green practices and is in proximity to the natural beauty of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and the Puget Sound.
PLU administration supports and respects the strong culture of faculty-shared governance by working closely and collaboratively with faculty leadership to sustain and strengthen existing structures and procedures while working together on key institutional, academic and curricular decisions.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body from all religions, races, socioeconomic groups, sexual orientations, and gender expressions and from all over the world. For the 2020-21 academic year, 35 percent of undergraduate students are the first generation in their families to attend college; 41 percent self-identify as students of color; and 31 percent are Pell Grant-eligible. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. For general application questions or if you need accommodations at any point in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or [](
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