Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in Chemistry - Biochemistry Focus

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

Job posting number: #7245690

Posted: May 17, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (SMAPS) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for one or more Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor(s) in Chemistry, with a focus in biochemistry, for the 2024-25 academic year. The start date for the position is August 5, 2024. The successful candidate will join a collegial, engaged team of faculty and professional staff in a school offering programs in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, and Laboratory Science.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
A statement of teaching philosophy and interests
Names and contact information for three professional references.

For more information please visit the school website at or contact the Academic Director, Dr. Amy Deveau at [email protected].

UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city-based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE’s location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE’s six colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. Our core values include but are not limited to Student Centeredness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Relentless Inquiry. Visit to learn about our mission, vision, and core values.

UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation’s most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site – – for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.
The school seeks candidates to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and general chemistry. The typical teaching load is the equivalent of 12 credits per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching, and may be invited to engage in curriculum development and participate in academic advising, recruiting, course and program assessment, and service to the school, college and university.
A master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to teaching biochemistry and general chemistry to undergraduates. Applicants with expertise suited to the teaching of research-based biochemistry labs, general- organic-biochemistry (GOB) courses, and/or courses in other chemistry sub-fields are also welcomed.

Individuals committed to teaching with inclusive pedagogies that promote active engagement to foster student learning are also encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from candidates with experience in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues in higher education.
EEO Statement Summary
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