Fall 2012 PaRT Time Chemistry positions

For the following positions, please send letter of application stating your teaching interests, résumé, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of three references to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Queries and applications may be sent to the Search Committee at chemistrysearch@ursinus.edu.  Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of 1700 students located 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia.  In keeping with the College’s historic commitment to equality, men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.


Environmental Chemistry

The Chemistry Department of Ursinus College invites applications for an instructor in Environmental Chemistry for the Fall 2012 semester (08/27/12-12/15/12).  The successful candidate will teach one section of Introductory Environmental Chemistry (CHEM-101) and one or two sections of the related lab course (CHEM-101LQ), depending on enrollment.   CHEM-101: This course, intended for non-science majors, will examine selected topics in environmental chemistry through an understanding of basic chemical principles. Topics may include global warming, ozone depletion, pollution, and waste management. Three hours of lecture per week.  CHEM-101LQ: Laboratory work related to CHEM-101. In addition to mastering basic laboratory skills, students will analyze air, water, and soil samples using a variety of techniques. Three hours of laboratory per week.  The instructor will post a number of office hours commensurate with student needs.

General Chemistry Laboratory

The Chemistry Department of Ursinus College invites applications for an instructor in General Chemistry Laboratory for the Fall 2012 semester (08/27/12-12/15/12).  The successful candidate will teach 1-3 sections of Laboratory in General Chemistry I (CHEM-105LQ), depending on the candidate’s availability.  CHEM-105LQ: Experimental work may include verification of the stoichiometric relationship between reactants and products, the preparation and characterization of compounds, titrations involving neutralization and redox reactions, measurement of enthalpies of reaction, and colorimetric analysis. The mathematical solution of chemical problems will be emphasized. Three hours of lab per week.   The instructor will post a number of office hours commensurate with student needs.

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

The Chemistry Department of Ursinus College invites applications for an instructor in Organic Chemistry Laboratory for the Fall 2012 semester (08/27/12-12/15/12).  The successful candidate will teach one section of Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II (CHEM-205L).  CHEM-205L: A continuation of the first semester laboratory course in organic chemistry.  Organic Chemistry II laboratory focuses on application of the fundamental lab skills learned in the first course to the solution of problems in synthesis, spectroscopy, and qualitative analysis.  Three hours of lab per week.   The instructor will post a number of office hours commensurate with student needs.