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Chemistry Faculty

Northwestern College
Orange City, Iowa
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

Job Details

Northwestern College seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in our chemistry department beginning August 2024. The successful candidate can expect to teach introductory chemistry and advanced chemistry courses in their area of specialization. The teaching load for this position is 24 credit hours per academic year. 

Required Qualifications: Candidates should hold an advanced degree in chemistry or a closely related field. A terminal degree is preferred, but master’s or near-completion ABDs will be considered. Candidates must exhibit the characteristics of an effective teacher. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to engage with colleagues and our undergraduate students and contribute to the life of the institution through scholarship, faculty committees, and other co-curricular service.

Preferred Qualifications: Our department is excited to welcome a new colleague with a broad range of chemistry expertise and who is devoted to providing our students the personalized attention befitting a small, faith-based institution. Strongest consideration shall be given to those who have a background in physical or analytical chemistry, are able to incorporate undergraduates into a sustainable research program, and who are gifted in recruitment and promotion of a chemistry program.   

Northwestern College seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who are supportive of our Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identity as stated in our Christian Identity Statement, and who embrace the college’s MissionVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. We view these statements as complementary and draw from each in fulfilling our calling to be a Christian academic community.

Northwestern is committed to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online below and send a current CV and a letter of interest to In your letter, (1) summarize your teaching experience; (2) describe your scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how our Christian Identity Statement would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Northwestern College

Northwestern is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 and born out of the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of community among learners on campus and online. We offer bachelor's degrees in traditional and professional programs, as well as graduate degrees and certificate programs.

Our mission is to be a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. Our vision is to be the leading Christian college focused on student success and Christ-centered work for the common good.

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