Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Chemistry
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

The University of Denver is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. Our urban location supports faculty and student relationships with a number of local educational and cultural institutions. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5600 undergraduates, 6200 graduate students, and nearly 700 full-time faculty. DU and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( offers undergraduate degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and environmental chemistry and graduate degrees with specialization in analytical, biophysical, environmental, and organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a one-year opportunity for a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor for Academic Year 2021-22. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses per quarter with a total of six courses per year. Typical sizes of lecture courses are 80 to 90 students. Teaching opportunities are primarily in general chemistry. Depending on the background of the candidate, one quarter might include an environmental or analytical chemistry class. The position is non-tenure-track. The University is planning to offer the majority of courses in person next year, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach in person as COVID-19 protocols allow. The start date is September 1, 2021.

Essential Functions

  • Teach undergraduate courses in a manner that creates a supportive learning environment for students with a range of backgrounds and professional goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of general chemistry.
  • Commitment and ability to teach innovative high-quality general chemistry courses for science majors.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching.

Required Qualifications
  • PhD degree in Chemistry or closely related field such as Biochemistry.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate chemistry or biochemistry as a teaching assistant.

Preferred Qualifications
  • One or more years of college/University teaching with full responsibility for lectures.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by July 9, 2021. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Todd Wells (

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One-page teaching statement including approach to working with a diverse student population.
  4. One-page diversity statement about your experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DU's values, practices, and actions [] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  5. Names and contact information for 3 professional references who may be contacted.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: June 23, 2021
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