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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a temporary lecturer position in Organic Chemistry, beginning July 10, 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in organic chemistry.


  • Teach undergraduate courses in organic chemistry
  • Administrative duties: develop course syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, and exams; grading and assessment; classroom management; office hours
  • Provide mentorship and academic advising to students


  • A Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related field is required
  • Strong background in organic chemistry and demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate levels
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a collegial academic community
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Applications should be emailed to by Apr 23, 2023.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Additionally, and on a continuous basis, the Chemistry Department hires temporary faculty in the Lecturer job code for regularly assigned courses when a faculty member is on sabbatical or other leave. Key responsibilities will be teaching in person, online, or a combination thereof. Compensation for Lecturers in CHEM for a 3 credit course (25% time) start at $6,740 dependent upon enrollment. If you are interested in lecturing for he Chemistry Department, please send our HR Coordinator ( your resume and indicate for which CHEM course(s) you would like to be considered. 

Student Hourly

The Chemistry Department and Research Labs in CHEM may hire student hourly employees throughout the year. Key responsibilities and hiring ranges follow the Office of Student Employment policy, as stated here. If you are a CU student and interested in working in a lab, please contact the Professor of the lab you are interested in joining. If you are interested in being considered for other Student Hourly positions in the Chemistry Department please contact our Chemistry HR Liaison

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Trainees

The Chemistry Department has an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program open to a limited number of undergraduate students for the Summer Term A session. The paid training program runs May 31 through July 1st (Summer Term A) and encompasses 85 hours of in-person Teaching Assistant training in our General Chemistry laboratories. The training program will pay $1,300 for the five-week program. Interested University of Colorado undergraduate students that are completing, or have completed, one of our General Chemistry classes should contact Dr. Matt Wise ( for more information.