Employment Opportunities


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University is seeking qualified candidates  for   up  to   three,   nine-month,   non-tenure-track,   non-tenure-eligible,   teaching positions.  Contracts may be renewed annually based on need, funding and performance.   Full­ time Lecturers are eligible for benefits, including health insurance.

With approximately 25,000 students, Auburn University is a comprehensive research university located in an attractive  college town  in the  east central part  of  Alabama, conveniently  near Montgomery, Birmingham and Atlanta. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate, masters and Ph.D. degrees. Additional information is on the Department's  web site at: www.auburn.edu/cosam/departments/chemistry/index.htm.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of successful candidates for these positions are to teach a selection of undergraduate chemistry courses during the fall and spring semesters. The successful candidates will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology and leadership to chemistry curriculum. An ability to teach a variety of undergraduate chemistry courses is a  requirement.      Desirable criteria  for applicants include the following: expertise in teaching large  enrollment  (>200 students)  courses, proficiency  with  on-line  assessment and instructional    tools,    demonstrated    experience   with     lecture   and     laboratory    curriculum development, and experience as a primary faculty advisor.

In addition  to  instructional  duties, successful candidates will  be expected to  mentor  students through possible participation  in student organizations and other mentoring and knowledge enhancement opportunities. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

Job Qualifications:  Because these  are  teaching  intensive  positions,  candidates  should  have instructional  experience and a record  of  high quality  teaching. Successful candidates will  be required to  possess a Doctorate in Chemistry or  Biochemistry. Practical experience and some background in university instruction are desired. Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United  States at the time of appointment  and continue working legally for the term of employment.  Excellent communication skills are required.

Application Procedure: Review of application materials will begin February 24 and continue until qualified candidates are recommended for appointment.  To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter  with statements of Interest in the position and teaching philosophy, curriculum vita/resume, a copy of all relevant transcripts, and contact information for three references. Official transcripts will be needed by the interview  date.  Applications will be accepted  until  the  position  is  filled  and  will  be  acknowledged  by a letter from the Department.  All application materials should be submitted to:


Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Last updated: 02/25/2014