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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemistry

Stonehill College
North Easton, Massachusetts
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a tenure-track position beginning in August 2023. The successful applicant will join a department of nine full-time faculty members with a wide range of disciplinary expertise and a commitment to fostering diversity among faculty and students. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Primary teaching responsibilities will include general chemistry and organic chemistry (lectures and labs). There will also be opportunities to teach more advanced undergraduate-level courses in the candidate’s field of expertise. The teaching load will include three courses each semester. Academic advising, service to the department and the college, and a vibrant research program that significantly involves undergraduate students are also expected.

Education & Experience

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (preferably by June 1, 2023; ABD candidates will be considered based on experience and a firm schedule to finish their degree by August 2023) and the ability to teach up to at least sophomore-level organic chemistry. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in organic, inorganic, organometallic, materials, polymer, solid state, or forensic chemistry. Postdoctoral or similar experience would strengthen the application. Recent (<5 years) experience in teaching undergraduate students is essential (e.g., acting as a teaching assistant in graduate school, as an adjunct or full-time professor, or some equivalent activity). An interest in conducting research with undergraduate collaborators, as outlined in the research description, is also necessary. We expect to see evidence that the applicant has an awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, and a commitment to fostering an inclusive environment among faculty and students. The ability to communicate effectively across a range of topics and audiences is also expected.

Applications are accepted through the Stonehill Jobsite only. The application should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume or curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page teaching philosophy, which to a large extent delineates inclusive teaching practices; 4) a one-page description of an intended research project (not past research) that could be performed at Stonehill, clearly outlining how one or more undergraduate students could be involved in the project; and 5) a list of three professional references with contact information, which should be included at the end of the curriculum vitae. References will be contacted at the time of application, but they will not be required to upload letters of recommendation until the finalist stage of the search. The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured full consideration.

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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