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Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

The Department of Chemistry at Wesleyan University invites applications for a part-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning September 1, 2023 for the fall semester. Candidates must be prepared to teach Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM361) for chemistry majors and graduate students in person on the Wesleyan campus in the fall. The specific duties include providing three hours per week of direct instruction (lecture/discussion) and providing regular weekly office hours. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts university that values effective teaching with an engaged and diverse student body.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate is enrolled in a Ph.D. program but does not have the degree in hand at the time of appointment. Wesleyan is unable to sponsor visa applications for this position.

Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of two referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email addresses you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information

Applications received by July 5, 2023 will receive full consideration. Questions about the application process may be directed to

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at

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