The Amherst College Department of Chemistry invites applications
for a full-time three-semester visiting appointment in chemistry
(rank open) beginning in January 2022. Within the last decade,
Amherst College has profoundly diversified its student body in
terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality.
Today, 57 percent of the students receive financial aid; 45 percent
of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10
percent of our students are international students. Our expectation
is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and
mentoring this extraordinarily talented group of students who are
broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic
status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and the successful
candidate will contribute to the teaching of general chemistry at
the undergraduate level, and fully engage with ongoing departmental
efforts in developing new methods of inclusive pedagogy. Considered
a collaborative departmental responsibility, the general chemistry
courses at Amherst are often team-taught and share a common
laboratory curriculum. Although there is no expectation for
independent research, opportunities for engagement with existing,
ongoing research programs in the department are available.
Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of chemistry are
encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/90778
a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching
philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student
body; and the contact information for three confidential
references. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021,
and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be
directed to Professor Mark D. Marshall, co-chair of the Department
of Chemistry, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please
also consult the departmental website at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry.
Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western
Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke,
and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the
Five College Consortium.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with
disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its
educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its
faculty, administration, and staff.