The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time laboratory instructor for the CHEM 312: Chemistry of Life course in the Spring 2014 semester. This lecture will meet twice a week for 1 hour and 15 mins each day and is one of a number of general education science courses offered by the department to non-science students. The candidate should have experience in teaching introductory college-level chemistry courses including organic and biochemical aspects to introductory chemistry.
Course Description - CHEM 312 - Structure, function, and properties of bio-organic/bio-chemical molecules important to life, health and nutrition. The areas covered are: atomic and molecular structure, chemical and physical properties of bio-organic functional groups, carbohydrates, fats, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, hormones, nucleic acids, digestion, nutrition. Also discusses the aesthetic humanistic and practical aspects of science, where applicable, related to economic, health, historical (including contributions made by women and minorities), and/or political issues influenced by chemistry.
Minimum qualifications for the position include: a Master's Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Timeline: A review of applications will begin as early as October 21, 2013, however, the position will remain open until filled.
The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran's status.
Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.
An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of background checks. Should the results of the background checks not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.