The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Franklin College
invites application for a tenure-track position at the assistant
professor level in analytical chemistry, to begin in August 2022.
We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education
through small class sizes and intentional relationships between
students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from
downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic
experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location
as students pursue personal, intellectual and professional growth.
Please see www.FranklinCollege.edu for more details.
The ideal candidate for this position will offer an engaging
general chemistry course, as well as courses in analytical
chemistry and instrumental analysis for science majors. The hire is
also expected to serve as an academic advisor to students and
engage in college-wide service as assigned. Candidates who
demonstrate a dedication to teaching, a commitment to promoting
high-impact practices with students, the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to
diversity, and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in
a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference. The
opportunity exists for the new hire to develop and teach elective
courses in areas including but not limited to green chemistry
and/or forensic chemistry. Preference will be given to the
candidates who feel comfortable engaging undergraduates in a
meaningful research by creatively utilizing our existing analytical
instruments (GC-MS, AA, HPLC etc.). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in
analytical chemistry or a closely-related field. Candidates who are
ABD (with completion of the Ph.D. prior to August 2022) will be
strongly considered. Successful college-level teaching experience
is strongly preferred.
The hire will join the department at a time of exciting
curricular change, coupled with a renovated and expanded science
building that highlights student research and collaboration. The
historically strong chemistry program is committed to delivering
fundamentals needed in today’s market through increasingly
immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and learning. The
college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.
Applications will be accepted through Dec. 1st, 2021 or until
the position has been filled. Applicants should send a single PDF
file that contains only the following, in this order: 1) letter of
interest, 2) curriculum vita that includes a list of three
references, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) student course evaluations,
and 5) any other artifacts that might help to strengthen the
application (if available).
Applicants should have transcripts, a teaching portfolio (sample
syllabi), and three letters of recommendation (at least one of
which can speak to the candidate's teaching effectiveness) ready to
provide upon request.
Inquiries should be sent to human resources.
Office of Human Resources
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131
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welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and
employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and
qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable
laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on
the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital
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as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination,
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protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be
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including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a
policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that
equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are