Instructor - Chemistry (Part-time), University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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(719) 255-3284
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a non-tenure track half-time instructor (.50 FTE- benefits eligible) position starting in August 2021. Duties may include teaching both introductory and general chemistry labs and/or lecture, with other courses possible. Full-load is 12 contact hours per 9-month academic year. Job competencies include: 1) strong communication skills, 2) well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills, 3) the ability to work independently and as part of a team, 4) demonstration of initiative and sound judgment, 5) the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines, and 6) Digital Literacy, 7) a commitment to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should be prepared to offer a variety of instructional formats such as in-person, hybrid, or online. The normal workload for this position is 95% teaching and 5% service with potential for modification to reflect directorial duties.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $22,875

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The priority deadline for this posting is April 18, 2021.
  • The potential date for interviews for this position is the week of April 26, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is August 16, 2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Chemistry or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemisty or closely related field
  • Experience in curriculum development and instruction in general chemistry
  • Experience in teaching general chemistry laboratory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent
  • Experience with online course management tools (Canvas, Zoom, etc.)

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants : - Applications submitted by April 18, 2021 will receive full consideration. - Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job number: 20505). - Official transcripts will be required upon hire. - Statement of teaching philosophy - not to exceed one page - is required as part of the application. - Statement of diversity - not to exceed one page - is required as part of the application and should include past experiences, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through both teaching and service activities. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Dr. Kevin Tvrdy at The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Moving/relocation expenses will not be provided for this position. Application Materials Required : Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions : To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae. Must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) 3) Statement of teaching philosophy- (1 page maximum) 4) Diversity Statement (1 page maximum) 5) Unofficial transcripts, and 6) Contact information for five references (at least two previous/current supervisors) for consideration. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40063 - LAS-Chemistry

Posting Date: Mar 19, 2021

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: Dr. Kevin Tvrdy

Contact Email:

Posting Number: 00480713

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