Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Providence College,
Providence, Rhode Island, invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of
physical or analytical chemistry, beginning August 1, 2022.
We are seeking candidates who are committed to engaged learning and
collaborative, original research with undergraduate students, who
employ inclusive practices in undergraduate teaching, and who will
participate in the wider life of the Department and the
Successful applicants will be expected to teach lecture and
laboratory courses at the introductory level (general chemistry)
and at more advanced levels in their subdiscipline (physical or
analytical chemistry). A willingness to teach courses for
nonscience majors is also valued.
Candidates are expected to train and mentor undergraduates in the
research laboratory and to establish an active, externally funded
research program involving our students.
Education and Experience Required
A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral or equivalent
experience is encouraged. The Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry is especially interested in applicants who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through their research, teaching, and/or service
Open Until Filled
Full consideration of application if received by:
Instructions to candidates
Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter and
teaching statement evidence of a demonstrated commitment to and/or
experience with engaging diverse students both in the classroom and
potentially through collaborative research experiences.
Applicants should complete the online application form at https://careers.providence.edu
and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and
graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for application
purposes), a description of research plans, and a statement of
their philosophy on teaching, mentoring, and managing research at a
primarily undergraduate institution. Also required are three
confidential letters of recommendation. Qualified applications
received by October 13th will be guaranteed consideration.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the
ACS and its biochemistry degree is also accredited by ASBMB . For
more information on our academic programs, faculty/students, or
facilities, please visit our webpage
Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts
institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars
and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission.
Founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars, it is located in the
vibrant and diverse capital city of Providence, RI. It has been
acknowledged by US News & World Report as #1 in its 2021
rankings of Regional Universities North. It is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and the College especially
encourages applications from women, persons of color, and other
groups typically underrepresented on college faculties.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Letter of Recommendation