Assistant Professor in Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, or Neurochemistry Chemistry
September 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Washington College, a top private liberal arts and sciences college of about 1,450 undergraduates, located in Chestertown, MD, is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or neurochemistry at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2019.
Washington College offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. A commitment of the candidate to undergraduate teaching and scholarly research is essential. A Ph.D. in the field of bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, or neurochemistry is required. Prior teaching experience with undergraduates and post-doctoral research are desirable. The faculty load consists of three courses per semester or two courses and two laboratory sessions per semester. Washington College has an “Organic First” curriculum, and a successful candidate will be expected to teach courses such as “Chemical Principles of Organic Molecules” and “Reactions of Organic Molecules.” The successful candidate will also cultivate an active undergraduate research program, participate in Senior Capstone Experience projects in the Chemistry Department, and be expected to develop in-depth courses related to his/her area of expertise. The ability to offer in-depth course offerings in neurochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, or chemical biology that contribute to the college’s proposed Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major and Neuroscience major is essential. Additionally, the candidate is expected to design and teach a first-year seminar on a rotating basis (https://www.washcoll.edu/academics/writing/first-year-seminar/).
Salary is competitive; domestic partner benefits and parental leave are offered. Start-up funds and laboratory space for research will be provided. The college also provides support for scholarly research through paid junior leaves, faculty enhancement funds, conference travel funds, and the Toll Science and Mathematics Fellows Program. For more information, please consult the college’s website (www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website (http://chemistry.washcoll.edu/).
Washington College’s Fall semester starts August 26, 2019. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal involving undergraduates, curriculum vitae, and undergraduate and graduate school transcripts through our online portal by clicking here. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their success in working with diverse student populations in their materials. Candidates are also required to submit three letters of recommendation, which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, please indicate in the subject line “Bioorganic Chemistry Search.” All inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Aaron Amick at email@example.com.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.
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About Washington College
Washington College is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will support the College’s mission to challenge and inspire students to discover lives of purpose and passion. Washington College ranks among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is composed of a diverse student body of about 1,450 undergraduates from 33 states and 22 nations. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12-1 and of our 98 full-time faculty members, 94% hold a Ph.D. or equivalent. Faculty and students are supported by a staff of roughly 500 employees.
Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College was the first college chartered in the new nation. An intellectual and cultural hub now in its third century, Washington College holds a significant place in the history of American higher education. The 120-acre campus is located in Chestertown, Maryland a residential community with a population of just over 5,000. Chestertown is less than 90 minutes from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.