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LECTURER of CHEMISTRY Chemistry and Biochemistry South Dakota State University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University is expanding its presence in the teaching and learning of undergraduate chemistry with two openings for lecturers in chemistry. These positions represent a continued University and Departmental commitment to educating the next generation of scientists and science professionals. The new faculty members will be responsible for teaching on-line and off-campus chemistry courses in the Departments allied health sciences introductory chemistry sequence. The successful candidates will be expected to provide effective instruction and to advise a diverse population of chemistry and biochemistry undergraduate majors as a part of their assigned responsibilities. While the instructional area is open, successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach general chemistry and organic and/or biochemistry courses for non-science majors, the opportunity also exists to teach inorganic chemistry for chemistry majors. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, curriculum development, participation in department, college and university governance, and professional service. The department has recently completed a $60M construction/renovation project which created space specifically for chemical education research. Additional information about the department can be found at chembiochem.sdstate.edu. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical education, or closely related field, a demonstrated ability to teach general chemistry and organic and/or biochemistry courses for non-science majors, prior experience teaching chemistry at the college level, prior experience teaching chemistry at the college level; demonstrated potential to achieve teaching excellence, effective oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include prior experience with teaching on-line chemistry courses and labs, and prior student advising experience. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Complete applications consist of a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, and a single document (submitted as an Other Document) containing a statement of the applicants teaching philosophy (3 pages maximum). Three letters of recommendation only, should be submitted electronically to ChemSearch@sdstate.edu or by mail to: Chemistry Lecturer Search South Dakota State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry Box 2202, Brookings, SD 57007-0896 Position is open until filled, with full consideration of applications received by April 16, 2013. For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Fathi Halaweish (fathi.halaweish@sdstate.edu or 605-688-4269). SDSU is an EEO/AA employer.