Texas Tech University Instructor in Costa Rica, Texas


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Texas Tech University

Position Description:

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching and service, some variation by academic unit.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is soliciting applications for an Instructor/ Laboratory Coordinator position in General Chemistry located at the Teas Tech University branch campus in Costa Rica (TTU at Costa Rica http://www.depts.ttu.edu/costarica/ ), beginning September 2018.

Primary Job duties:

  • Teaching undergraduate lecture/recitation courses/sections as assigned. Performance assessment may include student evaluations of course, peer teaching evaluations, and other objective measures of teaching effectiveness.

  • As Lab Coordinator, you have a primary responsibility for lab course instruction, overall responsibility for lab grading, lab safety programs, supervision of TA's, and coordinating with lab prep staff to ensure materials/equipment are available for labs.

  • As Lab coordinator, you would be responsible for training TA's in safe conduct of experiments and their responsibilities as TA's in training students in safety rules. Monitors assigned lab sections/TA's in operation for compliance with lab safety practices.

  • Acts as a non-tenured track faculty member of the department and abides by Departmental, University, and Costa Rican policies and/or law pertaining to faculty of the institution.

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Work Location:

Costa Rica

Preferred Qualifications:

This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and interest in academic program development. Extensive knowledge of or experience with lab safety practices and implementation of safety programs. Applicants must be able to teach courses in the English language.

All applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation. Please send to:

Dr. Yehia Mechref

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Departmental Chair

Texas Tech University

Box 41601

Lubbock, TX 79409



Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy

Job Type:

Full Time

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group:

Other Instructors

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EEO Statement:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Required Qualifications:

Terminal academic degree (or its equivalent) as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Ability to teach effectively. Job assignment can be full-time or part-time depending on the needs of the department. This position is classified as Security Sensitive and requires a criminal background check if selected for employment.

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