Faculty Member in Chemistry

Bar Harbor, Maine
Commensurate with experience
Jul 13, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
Sarah Hall
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

College of the Atlantic (COA) is seeking a full-time faculty member in chemistry (open rank) to teach a wide range of classes to students of Human Ecology. The new faculty member will have curricular and creative control over the design of introductory through advanced courses. Beginning in Fall 2018, the successful candidate will teach two-term sequences in general chemistry, offered every year, and organic chemistry, offered alternate years. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop one or more courses in environmental chemistry, preferably with a strong lab component. We are also interested in courses on: materials science, chemistry of food, green chemistry, biochemistry, and other courses that explore the intersections of chemistry with the human experience as well as the wider academic domains of the sciences, arts, and humanities. At COA, all students design their own program. We seek a colleague who is interested in collaborating on teaching and research projects across disciplines in order to offer challenging and engaging opportunities for students with a wide range of interests. Faculty are also responsible for advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, and supervising independent studies.  Other service includes participation in our self-governed community through regular attendance at faculty meeting and committee work.  In the near future, we will be adding and updating laboratory space to our current configuration and will look to the new faculty member for guidance and expertise around design of teaching labs and curriculum-based infrastructure needs.
COA is a non-departmental interdisciplinary college of approximately 350 students and 35 faculty where theory is tied to practice through intentionally small classes. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and sociocultural environments. Interested candidates should send a cover letter that speaks to their unique qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae that includes contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy including a brief description of three potential course offerings that will complement and extend our current curriculum in a single PDF file to chemistry@coa.edu by September 15, 2017.  The candidate must possess a PhD by August 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Full-time faculty appointments are unranked and salaries are calculated according to earned degrees and years of relevant experience. College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education.