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part-time Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a part-time Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning September 1, 2024. The visitor will be the instructor of one to two sections of the sophomore-level laboratory course: Intermediate Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM257) during the Fall Semester and one to two sections of the sophomore-level laboratory course Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM258) during the Spring Semester. While the curriculum and administration of these courses will be managed by full-time faculty, the instructor of these sections will be expected to actively and independently engage with their students to facilitate their learning. The visitor will be responsible for the delivery of instruction, the compliance with safety protocols, the management of assigned teaching/course assistants, the proper stewardship of the laboratory spaces, and the prompt grading and return of student work. Although the appointment is part-time, it is expected that frequent communications will be kept with the lead instructor and a nominal amount of office hours will be kept outside of class for student access (virtual meetings are acceptable). Scheduling will be flexible, with evening options available for one or both sections. Special consideration will be given to candidates with previous experience in teaching comparable laboratory courses and expertise with a variety of standard laboratory instrumentation. The initial appointment will be for one year and is renewable for a second year based on performance.
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a master’s degree or higher in chemistry or another related field; a Ph.D. is required to be hired at the Visiting Assistant Professor level.
Special Instructions To Applicants
A complete application includes a (1) cover letter and (2) curriculum vitae. (3) Documentation of teaching experience, (4) course syllabi and (5) student evaluations can be included, if applicable. 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 three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.
Additional Information
Applications completed by July 15th will receive full consideration. Please contact Professor Carla Coste-Sanchez by email ( or phone if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not available.

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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


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

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