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Senior Instrument Analyst/Lecturer

Applications are sought for a Senior Instrument Analyst/Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This twelve-month appointment, which begins on July 1, 2021, is initially for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal. 

Duties include maintaining and managing all shared teaching and research instrumentation in the Chemistry Department (NMR, MS, GC, spectroscopic instrumentation), training and supervising users on departmental instrumentation, teaching the equivalent of one course per semester (depending on departmental needs), assisting faculty with acquisition of new instrumentation, and assisting with maintenance of laboratory equipment in research labs. Required qualifications include a master’s or doctoral degree (or the equivalent) in chemistry or a related area, two years of experience in using and maintaining chemistry research instrumentation, and one semester of teaching experience at the college level. Preferred qualifications include a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related area, at least three years of experience in using and maintaining chemistry research instrumentation, at least one year of teaching experience at the college level, and at least one year of experience working with students in a laboratory setting. Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to and experience in working with a diverse student body are highly preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.  

Applications must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (use position number 006435) and must include: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching that addresses the applicant’s perspective on the engagement of diverse learners in the classroom/laboratory and in other settings, as well as the applicant’s teaching experience, training, teaching interests, recognitions, honors and awards, and any other relevant accomplishments; and (4) unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationary (PDF format) sent on their behalf to Ms. Deborah Howard (Deborah.Howard@uncc.edu) with “Senior Instrument Analyst Lecturer Reference” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on April 19, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jon Merkert (Jon.Merkert@uncc.edu). The offer of the position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 30,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.  

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Home to 23 full-time faculty members, eight full-time staff  members, 200 undergraduate majors, and over 40 graduate students, the Department offers B.A., B.S. (ACS certified), and M.S. degrees in Chemistry. Most of the students enrolled in the interdisciplinary Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program conduct their dissertation research with Chemistry Department faculty members. The Department is dedicated to the success and professional development of major and non-major students; engaging undergraduate and graduate students in collaborative, innovative scientific research; and supporting the local, regional, national, and international communities through leadership and outreach.

As an AA/EOE employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. UNC Charlotte is a member of The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium of the Carolinas (HERC of the Carolinas), an excellent resource for dual hires.  

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and will be subject to criminal background checks.


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