ABOUT GOUCHER COLLEGE:
Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the nation
by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized as one of the forty
Colleges that Changes Lives, Goucher College, located in Baltimore,
Maryland, is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to
teaching students to be complex problem solvers prepared for the
jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating
lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, experiential
The Center for Natural Sciences at Goucher College invites
applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position in
Biological Sciences and Chemistry starting in the Fall of
2022. The Biological Sciences and Chemistry programs aim to
provide a broad training for our students who pursue teaching,
non-profit, research, health, and other science careers. We
recently redesigned our introductory biology and chemistry courses
by employing best practices that have been shown to engage and
retain students, particularly students from first-generation or
under-represented minority backgrounds including studio models of
lab courses and expanding our course-based undergraduate research
experiences (CUREs). Goucher's Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology major is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology. We have a robust internally funded summer
research program that allows for significant mentoring
opportunities for undergraduate students in our research labs.
The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in biochemistry with
a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related
field. Teaching responsibilities will vary depending on the
candidate's expertise and could include courses in chemistry such
as general chemistry, analytical, medicinal, or biochemistry, and
courses in biology such as general biology, bioinformatics,
molecular biology, and upper-level seminars. Further teaching
may include courses in our nationally recognized post-baccalaureate
premedical program. Goucher College endeavors to be a model
teaching and learning community where faculty and students are
engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the
traditional classroom. Application materials should clearly
articulate the candidate's interest in teaching at a small liberal
arts institution and commitment to the use of engaged pedagogies
that support equity and success for students from diverse
This endowed professorship is supported by a grant from the
Maryland Department of Commerce through the E-Nnovation Initiative
Fund. This grant promotes the establishment of external research
partnerships at organizations such as federal laboratories,
companies, or other institutions of higher education. Applicants
should address this in their research statement by discussing
collaborations of an entrepreneurial spirit that they envision with
local organizations and external partners. More information
about the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund can be found here:
Ongoing scholarly research and service to the College are expected.
Candidates must have a clearly articulated research program at the
interface of biology and chemistry that emphasizes undergraduate
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. by the start date of August
2022. Postdoctoral work and teaching experience and/or professional
development activities related to teaching are preferred.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our
community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of
equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community
First consideration will be given to applications submitted by
January 31, 2022.
For full consideration, please submit the following application
materials online (all statements, except the CV, should be limited
to two (2) pages):
Statement of teaching interests, areas of expertise, and
teaching philosophy. Please provide evidence of teaching
effectiveness if available.
Statement of scholarly or research interests. Please
include possible external partnerships as described above.
Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that
demonstrates the ability to work across diverse groups in the
classroom and across campus.
Names and contact information for three individuals who are
willing to submit recommendations on your behalf upon our request.
At least one of these individuals should be able to specifically
address your experience and potential as a teacher. Please
indicate which referee(s) are able to do this.
Unofficial graduate transcripts will be accepted for this
application. Official graduate transcripts must be provided at the
time of hire.
Link to Apply:
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.