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Temporary (Non-Tenure-Track) Faculty Positions

Department of Chemistry

College of Natural Sciences

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

The Chemistry Department is seeking applicants for two non-tenure track faculty positions (position numbers 0082051 and 0082455). These two temporary, full-time positions will be primarily involved with teaching undergraduate lecture and lab courses. In addition, these positions will be expected to contribute to existing research programs in the Chemistry Department and to various departmental service activities.

Candidates in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry are welcome to apply. However, the applications are most strongly encouraged from scholars with research interests that complement those of current UHM Chemistry faculty.

Brief Summary of Duties: Teach undergraduate lecture courses at the 100-level (first-year chemistry); supervise undergraduate lab courses in general, organic, and/or biological chemistry; conduct research in a mentored environment in the Chemistry Department; and contribute to other departmental activities as required.

Pay range: Commensurate with experience.

Appointment Period: To begin on August 1, 2015, pending position clearance and availability of funds, with possibility of 1-year extension.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field,
  • Knowledge of instructional practices and procedures in undergraduate chemistry courses (general chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or biochemistry),
  • Evidence of productivity in conducting chemical or biochemical research,
  • Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable qualifications:

  • At least 1 semester of teaching (lecture) experience in 100-level chemistry courses, including General Chemistry and any preparatory courses,
  • At least 1 semester of teaching (lab) experience in general, organic, or biological chemistry courses,
  • Research profile and interests that complements current research interests in the Chemistry Department, and
  • At least one year of postdoctoral research experience.


The candidate should assemble a single pdf file with the following:

  1. cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications;
  2. curriculum vitae, including publication list and complete teaching history;
  3. a description of research interests and experience (2-page maximum), including the name(s) of Chemistry faculty with whom you have common research interests; and,
  4. the names and contact information (including email addresses & phone numbers) of at least three professional references, including at least one who can/will comment on applicant’s teaching experience.
  1. Official transcripts are required upon hire. However, they do not need to be included in the application pdf file.
  2. Electronic applications are strongly preferred. The single pdf file should be sent by email to . Please include “Temporary Teaching Faculty Search” in subject line. If desired,

Hardcopy may be sent to:

Search Committee

Temporary Faculty Search

Department of Chemistry

2545 McCarthy Mall, Bilger 239

Honolulu, HI 96822

Inquiries: Search Committee Chair,

Date posted: March 25, 2015.

Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2015, and will continue until positions are filled.

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