The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. UNT is a diverse community of teachers, scholars and students who share a commitment to fulfilling human potential through quality education. The selected candidate will have opportunities to interact with many established programs on campus that focus on aspects of chemistry and science education, including the Teach North Texas (TNT) teacher training program and the Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (a residential magnet high school for high achievers). Our department has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary research that is strongly integrated with the education of undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students, and is currently revitalizing its historically very active Chemistry Education Ph.D. program. The UNT Chemistry Department is dedicated to creating a climate that values and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
The UNT Chemistry Department seeks a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to contribute to our General Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry curricula. The primary need is in our high-enrollment General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses, which have over 1700 students (for General Chemistry) or over 700 students (for Organic Chemistry) enrolled in a typical long semester. These serve as important gateway courses for students in STEM majors and have a major impact on students’ ability to successfully attain their educational goals. The changing needs of students and the altered educational landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have greatly increased the importance of innovative and non-traditional approaches to teaching, including active-learning courses and online course delivery. The new faculty member will play an important role in developing these and other strategies for improving student learning outcomes and student success as our student population becomes ever more diverse and adapts to a changing world. The new Lecturer will be a full member of the faculty and will have opportunities to participate in departmental committees and other service activities.
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field, and should have experience teaching chemistry in classroom and/or online settings.