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Visiting Assistant Professor(s) of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Bates College, a private, highly selective liberal arts college in Maine, invites applications for three one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) positions to begin August 1, 2024. Each position carries a five-course annual teaching load. Curricular needs in the department include General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry (course descriptions found here .) Candidates with expertise in one or more of those areas are encouraged to apply.

Other opportunities available include supervising senior thesis students and professional development programing offered by the college. Because the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has three open VAP positions, we welcome dual-career applicants.

Bates and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department are committed to enhancing equity and inclusiveness of the campus and the curriculum. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching as well as demonstrated success or potential for working with underrepresented, first generation, and marginalized student populations. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their teaching can further this goal. As well, the department expects to support the success of visiting professors through mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Candidates must complete a Ph.D. before August 2024.

Applications should include:

  1. a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in teaching at a small four-year liberal arts college and which courses listed above you are prepared to teach.
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching statement which addresses the applicant’s preparation to teach general chemistry, biochemistry, and/or inorganic chemistry including labs. The statement should also describe the applicant’s experience with, and interest in, applying inclusive pedagogy;
  4. two or three letters of recommendation, at least one of which discusses the applicant's teaching experience and preparation.

Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, February 12, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bates College is committed to equal opportunity and to providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to the Title IX Officer, Gwen Lexow at 207-786-6445 or


.Bates College

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college. We are proud to offer a highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

When Bates opened in 1855, it was New England’s first co-ed college. Since then, we have admitted students no matter their nationality, race, religion, sex, or socio-economic status. While this openness was at the core of our founding identity and principles, it has been tested throughout time and requires us to constantly reflect upon and recommit to our mission.

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