Chemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Vassar College

Chemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator

Department: Chemistry Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F008P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 02/22/2021

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Chemistry at Vassar College invites applications for a 3-year, renewable position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July 1, 2021.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
We seek a broadly trained chemist with experience in developing, teaching, and administering laboratory courses. The successful candidate will teach introductory and organic chemistry laboratories, revise and develop new lab modules, coordinate activity of three technical staff members, coordinate staffing of laboratory courses, train new instructors for laboratory courses, manage student enrollment in laboratory courses, and oversee the administration of our laboratory curriculum.

How to Apply
An M.S. or Ph.D. in the chemical sciences and experience as a course instructor is required. Administrative experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a personal statement, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, and three letters of reference. The personal statement should include a discussion of teaching philosophy. Apply online at Review of applications will begin February 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Alison Keimowitz, Chair of Chemistry ( Required Applicant Documents Vita Cover Letter Transcripts 2 Personal Statement Diversity Statement

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
All applicants must apply online at: