As Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Portland State University (PSU), I am writing to request your assistance in identifying any graduates or affiliates of your department who may be interested in a full-time lecturer position in Organic Chemistry at PSU beginning September 2018.

We seek an exceptional educator who will contribute to the tradition of high-quality teaching in the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with the Organic Chemistry faculty in the development of curriculum, teach one of the large enrollment sections of sophomore Organic Chemistry (125 – 400 students), coordinate and oversee the Organic Chemistry teaching laboratories and graduate student TAs, and manage the course workshops. Full details of the job responsibilities can be found  at
In addition to working with Chemistry faculty, the candidate will have an opportunity to interact with a growing cadre of discipline-based education researchers at PSU collaborating to support the campus STEM Initiative. Several major interdisciplinary grants are in place to provide an infrastructure to support this research, which contributes to a dynamic environment in which to work.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry and relevant teaching experience.  This is a non-tenure track, renewable 9-month appointment to begin in the Fall of 2018. Review of applications will begin June 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted via Queries regarding the position may be addressed to:

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Best regards,

Dirk Iwata-Reuyl
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
Portland State University
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