Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Bridgewater College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Start Date August 2021

The Department of Chemistry at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars with expertise in biochemistry for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. 

The successful candidate will join a chemistry program at a liberal arts college that offers a two-semester sequence in biochemistry, including a laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the biochemistry sequence and an introductory organic chemistry course for non-majors (with lab).

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in chemistry, with specialization in biochemistry chemistry, is required by the start of the position in August 2021. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience preferred. 

MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1600 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLY: Please complete the online application at  attaching a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and post-graduate transcripts. Please send contact information for three references to

DEADLINE: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit application materials by April 23, 2021. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Ken Overway, Chair, Department of Chemistry at

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups. 

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment. 

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