One-Year Full-Time Chemistry Lecturer Position at UW-Tacoma

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


Full-Time Temporary Chemistry Lecturer


The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for one full-time temporary Lecturer position in Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a one-year, nonrenewable position with a nine-month service period beginning September 16, 2018, and is contingent on funding. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies, and maintain high expectations for student learning.  They should also demonstrate willingness to contribute service to the division, school, and institution. The position requires, at minimum, a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in chemistry, chemical education, chemical engineering or a related field.


We are especially interested in candidates committed to implementing best practices in teaching students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations, and who are prepared to teach courses serving students from majors including environmental science, biomedical sciences, and pre-health students, as well as non-science majors and pre-majors.  Ideally, candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach courses in both our lower division General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry sequences.  Successful candidates will work closely with a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty and staff committed to excellence and innovation in teaching.


The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit


To apply, please submit:

(1) A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match the position’s description and the mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and UW Tacoma,

(2) A statement (one page maximum) about how your teaching and/or service have supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion,

(3) Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses you have taught and your role (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant),