Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry — 1-Year Visiting Position

Date Posted
December 6, 2019
Job Description

The Chemistry Department at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2020. We are looking for a broadly trained specialist in organic chemistry. 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 (21% domestic students of color and 15% 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 9 full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 21 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in chemistry. For more information see https://www.wooster.edu/departments/chemistry/.

 The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in organic chemistry. They will teach the equivalent of 6 courses, including introductory and advanced courses in the Chemistry Department, credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program, and participate in teaching courses for non-majors. In addition, we are interested in candidates whose research and teaching can connect with one or more interdisciplinary programs at The College of Wooster such as Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Global & International Studies, Latin American Studies, South Asian Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Urban Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

 Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a one-page teaching philosophy statement; a three-page research description of potential projects for mentoring undergraduate student research at Wooster; 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 three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received by January 5 will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Mary Cornelius, Administrative Coordinator, Chemistry at mcornelius@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Karl Feierabend, co-chair of the Search Committee, at kfeierabend@wooster.edu.

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