Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Employer
Bowdoin College
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Title Assistant Professor of Chemistry Posting Number F00169JP Department Chemistry Position Summary
The Bowdoin College Chemistry Department seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in chemistry beginning July 1, 2022. We intend to hire at the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional senior candidates will also be considered. A PhD in chemistry or a related field is required by the start of this appointment. We are interested in candidates who approach theoretical or experimental chemistry informed by an inorganic chemistry perspective, broadly defined. We are especially interested in candidates able to make connections to existing interdisciplinary programs at the College (e.g. Biochemistry, Digital and Computational Studies, Environmental Studies, or Chemical Physics), strengthen one or more of the interdisciplinary tracks through our major (e.g. neurochemical, geochemical or environmental tracks), or bring new knowledge and skills (e.g. materials and macromolecular chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry or photo/electrochemistry) to our program.

Teaching expectations for the successful candidate (three courses per year) include responsibility for teaching an intermediate-level inorganic chemistry-based course (taught yearly); one course at the introductory level (taught yearly); an advanced course related to the candidate’s research strengths, (taught in alternating years), and another course at any level that will contribute to the curricula of the chemistry major (taught in alternating years). Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for introductory and intermediate level courses.

The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of eight faculty members (including five women and two faculty of color), six laboratory instructors who teach the laboratory components of core courses, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator. The Department is committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population.

Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful scholarly or artistic engagement and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource https://www.aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive.) Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of your research plans; 4) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion (https://www.aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive); and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on September 20th, 2021.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu . Posting Date 08/05/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf. Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2022 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
  4. Teaching Philosophy/Principles
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