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Job No. 139302

  • Job Title:
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Employer:
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Location:
  • Rochester , MN
  • Posting Date:
  • 11-Sep-2018
  • Description:

  • Qualifications

    The successful candidate has an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry with knowledge of basic techniques in a chemistry laboratory setting. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in laboratory instruction and a commitment to exemplary teaching are preferred. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently. UMR’s core values are community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making, and human potential.

    About the Job

    The innovative University of Minnesota Rochester ( invites applications for a chemistry instructor to teach undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program beginning in January 2019. In collaboration with other faculty in UMR’s Center for Learning Innovation (CLI) faculty, the successful candidate will help prepare and team-teach the range of chemistry courses and laboratory experiences needed by students in the BSHS program (including general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry).

    Duties are focused on student success and include preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, implementing active learning strategies, grading, staffing the Just ASK tutoring center (, ordering lab supplies, supervising undergraduate academic assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with teaching responsibilities, serving on CLI committees, and other related duties as assigned.

    About UMR. The University of Minnesota designated the University of Minnesota Rochester as its fifth System campus in December 2006. UMR admitted its first class of undergraduates in fall 2009, offering both the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) and the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The BSHP is a collaborative program with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS). With six graduating classes, UMR’s innovative approach to active, collaborative, interdisciplinary learning is supporting success for graduates who either continue their education in a broad range of health sciences (BSHS) or enter multiple health professions (BSHP). UMR’s distinct Vision is to inspire transformation in higher education through innovations that empower our graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century.

    About the UMR Center for Learning Innovation. This new faculty member will join colleagues in the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an interdisciplinary department that focuses on undergraduate education in health sciences and engages students as participants in research on learning. The CLI is a learning-centered faculty community in which ongoing assessment guides student learning and is the basis for research on teaching and learning. Faculty take a team-based, collaborative approach to teaching and research. The CLI promotes a learner-centered, technology-enhanced, concept-driven, and community-integrated learning environment. Through ongoing assessment of student achievement, the CLI aspires to personalize education and continuously improve the educational experience for our students.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

    Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Example language: This position requires that you attach LIST ATTACHMENT TYPES SUCH AS: a sample of scholarly work, a diversity statement, and a list of references.

    This position will remain open until filled.

    To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Rochester, MN 55455
  • United States
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