Lecturer, NTT or Assistant Professor, NTT in Chemistry/Physics

  • Simmons University
  • Boston, MA
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Chemistry Physics & Astronomy

Job Description


Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. 

The Department of Chemistry & Physics is housed in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University strives for inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience: One of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The Simmons University Department of Chemistry & Physics invites applications for an one year 10-month contract (non-tenure track) faculty position for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022. We are looking for an energetic and independent colleague with a passion for teaching who can thrive in the environment of a small urban liberal arts college.  As a mission-driven institution, we invite applications from candidates who share our passion and commitment to empowering women to thrive in their careers. 

Job Summary: 

This Boston-based 10-month contract (non-tenure) faculty position will report to the Department Chair.  The role involves teaching lectures and/or labs in Chemistry and Physics. Candidates with PhD degrees in Chemistry and experience in teaching both physical chemistry and introductory physics lecture and lab courses are strongly preferred. Candidates invested in the scholarship of teaching and learning focused on continuous improvement of laboratory experiences such as development of course based undergraduate research experiences (CURE, as described by the Council for Undergraduate Research) will be given priority. Teaching Responsibilities include teaching seven lectures and/or labs for the 2021-2022 Academic Year, which may include: 

  • General Chemistry and labs - CHEM 111 or 113

  • Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Structure - CHEM/PHYS 332

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics - CHEM/PHYS 331

  • Fundamentals of Physics I and/or II - PHYS 114 and/or 115

This faculty position will also include service-related responsibilities, such as:

  • Working with laboratory manager and student prep workers to ensure smooth setup of labs. 

  • Training/supervising adjuncts for large courses.

  • Assisting in the troubleshooting or maintenance of instruments related to the laboratory courses in which you teach; assisting as a liaison with vendor field engineers.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, or related discipline.

  • Experience in teaching both physical chemistry and introductory physics lecture and lab courses.

Required Application Materials:  

Interested candidates should submit the following electronically with their application: (1) a cover letter including key qualifications for the position and relevant interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including a list of courses the candidate can excel in teaching, and (4) the contact information for at least three professional references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


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