Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty to teach undergraduate Chemistry lecture and/or lab courses, in-person, during the Spring 2022 semester (January 10 – May 10). Applicants can apply to teach one course or more courses in the same application. See course information below and for more information about course schedule, visit



CHEM 105: [PSCI] Principles of Chemistry I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: MATH 106, 108, 140, 171, 172, 182, 202, or ENGR 107, or a minimum ALEKS math placement score of 80%. Atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, quantitative relationships, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, periodicity, bonding. Recommended preparation: One-year rigorous high school chemistry or CHEM 103.

Lecture Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 13:30 – 14:45

Lab Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 14:55-17:35

                                    Tuesdays, 17:45-20:25         

Expected Lecture enrollment: 48 students

Expected Lab enrollment: 24 student

Minimum requirements:
  • Candidates must possess, at least, M.S. in Chemistry or related discipline.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related discipline, and experience in teaching undergraduate courses and labs at a college level.
  • Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.
Compensation is based on terminal degree and paid on a credit or contact hour basis. Lecture Course – Pay per one credit hour: $1,535 (MS/MA) or $1,608 (PhD/MFA) Lab Course – Pay per one lab contact hour: $1,074 (MS) or $1,126 (PhD)
To apply:


Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send the following items, via email, to Adenike Otoikhian (


(1) A cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications.

(2) Curriculum vitae.

(3) Unofficial graduate transcripts.

(4) Two sets of evaluations for recent courses you taught.

(5) Names and contact information of three references.

Employment Verification and Background Checks will be completed by the office of Human Resources. Washington State University Vancouver has a long-standing background check policy. The Revised Code of Washington 28B.112.080 requires applicants, prior to an offer of employment, to complete a Sexual Misconduct Statement. Information about policies is available online (

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccination status or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified prior to hire. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

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