Assistant Professor, Chemistry 1-Year Visiting Position



Job description

The Chemistry Department at The College of Wooster invites applications for a visiting position in Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. We are looking for a broadly trained chemist with a commitment to teaching excellence. Primary responsibilities include teaching general chemistry courses and laboratories within one’s specialization. The undergraduate curriculum is shaped to prepare all students to engage in our nationally recognized Senior Independent Study research program. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The Department of Chemistry is housed in a modern teaching/research space that was renovated and expanded in 2018 to integrate with our life science facilities. The department has 8 full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 15-20 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in chemistry. For more information see

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a one-page teaching philosophy statement; a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and two reference letters through Interfolio: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Mary Cornelius, Administrative Coordinator, Chemistry at [email protected]. Questions about the position should be directed to Sarah Sobeck, co-chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected].

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:

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