Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Texas Austin

United States


This position will support the Department of Chemistry’s efforts to redesign the general chemistry laboratories to better integrate with the lecture course, foster an inquiry-based approach to learning in the chemistry laboratory, and introduce students to how to think like a scientist. Initially the Fellow will work closely with the general chemistry laboratory redesign team to develop and implement course content.  The Fellow will then serve as Instructor of Record for the redesigned labs in a Spring 2024 semester pilot with the responsibility of training and supervising graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate course assistants.

Outcomes of the first year redesign effort include:

·       Creation of one-hour CH104M and CH104N labs that are integrated with CH301 and CH302 lecture courses

·       Development of a pedagogy consistent with the college curriculum redesign values focused on inquiry and data analysis and scale  

·       Launch of a  300-student pilot for the 2023-24 academic year

The Chemistry Education Fellow will be hired and supervised by the Department of Chemistry Associate Chair for Undergraduate education and the Director of General Chemistry labs.  The first year of support for the position will be provided by a grant from College of Natural Sciences Office of STEM Education Excellence but it is anticipated that the position will evolve into a recurring teaching position funded by the instructional  budget.


A PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Education, or closely related discipline; experience teaching undergraduates; interest in teaching and facilitating change in higher education; a student-centered teaching philosophy; ability to collect and distill meaning from data to guide efforts; excellent interpersonal skills, such as written and oral communication, and the ability to influence and inform without direct authority; excellent organizational and time-management skills; ability to initiate projects and work independently as needed, and the ability to train and manage an instructional team.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of reference that address the candidate’s ability or potential ability to support undergraduate chemical education initiatives to be uploaded to Interfolio.

Applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment screening requirements, including verification of academic credentials and background check.

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