Visiting Assistant Professor - Chemistry

  • University of Puget Sound
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2024
Full time Chemistry

Job Description


University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor - Chemistry
Job ID: 7550
Location: Chemistry
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Tempoary: Temporary

Faculty Posting Details

The Chemistry department at the University of Puget Sound invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin Fall term 2024.

Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in introductory chemistry courses and labs, with additional teaching responsibilities depending on the successful candidate's area(s) of expertise. This position involves teaching, on average, 3 units* per semester (Fall and Spring). Supervision of undergraduate research is welcomed. The department has a healthy demand for classes from students and maintains a vibrant research culture with undergraduate students.

*Units are equivalent to one course.

It is preferred that candidates have a PhD in Chemistry by the start of appointment and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates. Candidates who are close to completing their PhD or Master's level with teaching experience will also be considered.

Application Deadline:
Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024.

Required Documents:
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Optional Documents:

  • Teaching statement

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Faculty salaries at the University of Puget Sound are based on a common salary scale based on experience. Assistant Professor salaries for 2023-24 begin at $71,492 annualized in their first year of full-time post-doctorate teaching through $80,003 annualized based on experience. ($70,992 to $79,503 for ABD.) Salaries for candidates with Master's degrees begin at $57,063 and go through $70,992 depending on prior teaching experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package for eligible faculty members, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Life insurance and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
  • Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees and their families
  • Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures) and more!

For more information on Puget Sound's faculty benefits package, visit: 2024 Benefits for Faculty Members.pdf (

For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

About Puget Sound:
The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within and near Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here:

Commitment to Diversity:
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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