Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Job description

Job Posting Number: F00182
Department: Chemistry Department-1093
Job Category: Faculty Posting

Position Details:
Wesleyan University’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a one-year appointment as a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning July 1, 2018. The visitor will be the administrator for the sophomore-level instructional laboratories and will teach a total of seven of the individual sections over the course of the academic year. In addition to providing the weekly lab lecture, the visitor will have responsibility for supervising teaching assistants and managing the laboratory preparation with the assistance of departmental staff. Previous experience in teaching comparable laboratory courses and expertise with a variety of standard laboratory instrumentation, while not required, is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field within the year of the appointment.

How to apply

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, which may include a (3) teaching statement, (4) course syllabi and/or (5) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information:
Applications completed by April 16, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Please contact T. David Westmoreland at if you have questions about the application process.

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