Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Haverford College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of organic chemistry with a biological focus to begin in Fall of 2022. The College and Department are committed to building and supporting an equitable and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. Hence, those identifying as women or as members of other groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields (for instance, Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous' people) are strongly encouraged to apply.

A completed Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required. At least one year (as of July 2022) of professional research experience beyond the Ph.D. is required; examples include but are not limited to academic postdoctoral research, work in industrial/government labs, and science education research. Successful applicants will be expected to pursue an active research program with undergraduate students focused on organic chemistry, contribute to all levels of the chemistry curriculum, and add new advanced courses in their area(s) of expertise. The courses the successful candidate would be able to teach include introductory chemistry, second-year organic chemistry, societal relevance of chemistry, and junior-level integrative laboratories ("Superlab"). Ability and interest in contributing to other College programs and interdisciplinary initiatives in health studies, biochemistry/biophysics, neuroscience, environmental studies, visual studies, scientific computing or other areas will be viewed positively.

Haverford College is a research-intensive undergraduate institution, where faculty in the Department of Chemistry conduct exciting, high-impact, scholarly work alongside undergraduate collaborators. Haverford College's commitment to social justice is reflected in our work toward a more just, inclusive and equitable community; this commitment is also reflected in the ethical engagement of our students, faculty, and staff.

Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/90937

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement: (Two pages maximum) Please highlight strategies for effective engagement with students from diverse backgrounds, the use of varied pedagogies, and successes and challenges as a teacher. Additionally, please give concrete examples which show how your understanding and practice of teaching and learning has developed and your plans for how it will continue to evolve as a member of the Haverford faculty.
  • Research Statement: (Four pages maximum) Please discuss how your area of research will make contributions to your field at a small undergraduate institution, and how you will include and inspire undergraduates in your research program. It would be helpful to begin the research statement with a summary (up to one page) that is accessible to a general audience.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: (Two pages maximum) Please discuss your thoughts and experience concerning ways to promote learning, research, advising, and informal spaces and interactions that will engage students with different backgrounds, identities, experiences, and interests.
  • Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation. Haverford College embraces the teacher-scholar model and candidates are encouraged to seek letter writers who together can address the candidate's abilities and promise as a teacher, mentor and researcher.

The application deadline is September 17, 2021

Questions regarding the position should be directed to hc-chemistrysearch [at] haverford.edu Questions about the application process should be addressed to Nicole Ruffin Price, Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Hiring and Review, at nruffinpri [at] haverford.edu For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or help [at] interfolio.com

Haverford College is located on an arboretum just outside Philadelphia enabling easy access to the Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak. Additionally, there are over 16 colleges and universities with ACS-approved chemistry programs within 30 miles of the campus. Haverford College is part of a Tri-College Consortium with neighboring Swarthmore College and Bryn Mawr College and is also part of the non-sectarian ‘Quaker Consortium' which includes the Tri-Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania, and provides particularly close connections with these institutions. Faculty can engage with these communities through collaborations as well as shared resources and events. The Chemistry Department is located in the Koshland Integrated Science Center along with the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Biology, Psychology, and Mathematics. Shared teaching and research support include a purchasing agent, science librarian, UNIX support specialist, machinist, an instructional technology department and a team of administrative assistants. The successful candidate will be encouraged to engage with our faculty mentoring program and Teaching and Learning Institute. These resources, as well as competitive start-up packages, reasonable teaching loads, and generous sabbatical leave policies serve to support faculty success in both teaching and research.

Special Requirements:All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary people, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically excluded identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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