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Instructor, Chemistry

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida (US)
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Dec 10, 2021

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Instructor, Chemistry


The Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) Instructor position in Chemistry beginning Fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track faculty rank with a career ladder.

The WHC ( is a selective liberal arts and sciences college within a large state university, located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in the coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. The campus is an international hub for scientific research and is host to Max Planck Florida Institute, Scripps Research Institute Florida, and FAU’s own Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. The WHC’s four-year curriculum is centered on the traditional disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on critical thinking, independent study, community-based internships, and interdisciplinary programs. The WHC is in a period of rapid growth, with 690 honors students and 42 full-time honors faculty members. FAU is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States, and the WHC has a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate lab and lecture courses in chemistry, supervise honors theses and undergraduate research, advise undergraduate students, and provide service to the college and university. They will also have the opportunity to co-develop multidisciplinary courses with WHC faculty from across the liberal arts and sciences. The expected teaching load is 3/4.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The WHC is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualification:  

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Chemistry required at time of application.

The Search Committee is especially interested in applicants with some or all of the following qualifications: evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, experience setting up and teaching Chemistry labs, experience mentoring undergraduate research, and an interest in collaborating across disciplines. 

The WHC is further interested in applicants who demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Instructor of Chemistry on the Office of Human Resources' career website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter describing relevant qualifications/interests/experiences and how they will contribute to the Wilkes Honors College environment (include a teaching philosophy statement, a discussion of the courses the candidate is interested in and/or prepared to teach, a diversity statement, and evidence of teaching excellence or evaluations), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three references.  

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on 

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ11686.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711. 

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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