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Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Tenure-Track

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022
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About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

MCLA is a small, nationally ranked, public liberal arts college committed to excellence in teaching and learning within a supportive and inclusive community. As a 2023 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by faculty who care deeply about teaching and seeing their students thrive. MCLA is ranked 21st nationally as a Top Performer on Social Mobility with nearly 93% of our graduates securing competitive employment or accepted by some of the best graduate programs in the country. MCLA values a culture of undergraduate teaching and research that embraces high-impact educational practices across the curriculum, including internships, study away, and independent research. Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views, MCLA's North Adams campus benefits from a vibrant creative community and a booming regional economy.

Job Description:

The department of Chemistry at MCLA seeks applicants for a full time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin fall of 2023. With its strong foundation in the liberal arts, the department is in the process of redesigning its curricula to provide greater breadth in its degree offerings, including programs that are responsive to the needs of local industries (quality control, biomanufacturing, healthcare, etc.). Therefore, we seek candidates with a wide range of experience who are eager to work collaboratively and innovatively to help shape our department's degree offerings.

We seek candidates who are engaged and dedicated teachers of undergraduate chemistry. Our student body consists largely of first-generation and underrepresented groups, so familiarity with effective pedagogy that creates an inclusive and supportive environment is paramount. Teaching responsibilities may include General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and other upper-level chemistry courses. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, and faculty are expected to be engaged in advising, curricular assessment, service to the college (shared governance committees, search committees, etc.), and professional development. A research program involving undergraduate students is highly encouraged and valued, and supported by our impressive suite of advanced instrumentation.


The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Experience teaching college-level chemistry is desirable, as well as dedication to excellence in teaching, including pedagogies that improve engagement and success of students from underrepresented populations.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that all employees be vaccinated, including booster against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by MCLA, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Christopher Hays
Interim Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer for Employees
Phone: (413) 662-5597
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172

Application Instructions:

The following materials will be accepted as expressions of interest:

Cover letter addressing the required qualifications and additional considerations
Curriculum vitae
Statement of Teaching philosophy
Explanation of Research interests
Statement describing how applicant would contribute to MCLA's commitment to an anti-racist and socially just community
Contact information for three references

The deadline for applications is November 27, 2022.

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