Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Physical/Environmental)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Physical/Environmental)
Posting Number F00095JP
Department Chemistry
Position Summary

The Chemistry Department at Bowdoin College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position (one-year sabbatical replacement) in the area of physical and environmental chemistry. Appointment begins July 2018. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach general chemistry, the physical chemistry course focused on thermodynamics and kinetics, and the environmental chemistry component of an interdisciplinary environmental science course. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute as necessary to laboratory instruction and courses for non-science majors or advanced chemistry courses. A Ph.D. is preferred; ABD considered.

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Chemistry Department is committed to research-based undergraduate chemistry education and encourages research by visiting faculty. Major instruments include 400-MHz NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC-DAD, ICP-OES, and FTIR.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit submit a curriculum vita, a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin February 8, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

Posting Date 12/01/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date 07/01/2018
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy/Principles
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