Adjunct Faculty, Chemistry

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Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) is seeking applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty to teach undergraduate Chemistry labs, for the courses listed below, during the Fall 2022 semester (August 22 – December 20). Content development is not required. Instructor will have access to existing course materials. Applicants can apply to teach lab for one course or more courses in the same application. Courses will be taught in-person learning in fall. Lab enrollment is typically capped at 24. 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.

CHEM 345: Organic Chemistry I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: CHEM 102 with a C or better, or CHEM 106 with a C or better. Survey of organic chemistry providing an overview of the chemistry of the functional groups.

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 contact hour basis. Minimum per contact hour: $1,074 (MS) or $1,126 (PhD). The total contact hours for each lab section is 3 hours.
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 of recent teaching performance.

(5) Names and contact information of three references.

Additional information about Washington State University Vancouver is available at

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