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Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Amherst College, Chemistry Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry
Job Location: Amherst , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Chemistry
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2017-07-19
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry
Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2018.

Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women.

Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Job Requirements

The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in experimental inorganic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate.

Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of inorganic chemistry—for example, bioinorganic, environmental, materials, or organometallic chemistry—are encouraged to apply.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references.

Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Professor David Hansen, Chair of Chemistry, at

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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