Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Atlanta, Georgia
Includes full-time benefits
Oct 09, 2017
Nov 08, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Oglethorpe University seeks to hire a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2018. In 2019, all faculty in Oglethorpe’s Natural Sciences Division will be moving to a newly renovated science facility, the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, which includes deliberate space for faculty-led research. The teaching load will be the equivalent of two courses with labs per semester, fall and spring with an option to teach during the summer.  He/she will teach Organic Chemistry I and II in service to a variety of science majors sponsored by Oglethorpe’s Natural Sciences Division. He/she will also teach upper level electives in Organic Chemistry and related subjects for Chemistry majors/minors.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach in COR 402 Science and Human Nature, an interdisciplinary course for non-majors that serves as the final class of our unique “CORE” general education program. Candidates must have Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry by August 2018.  Candidates should be prepared to sponsor student-centered research as part of their responsibilities. Applicants with undergraduate teaching experience, and familiarity with innovative teaching methods that focus on student engagement and inclusivity will be given priority. Candidates with an interest in a subfield of Organic Chemistry that can interface with our existing programs in Biology, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Studies or Public Health are highly desirable. 

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is a small, highly selective, independent, private university located on a beautiful, 100‐acre campus in Atlanta. Our liberal arts mission serves a diverse student body of 1,250 undergraduates, representing 33 states and 38 countries. The campus is located in Brookhaven, near Atlanta’s well-known Buckhead neighborhood. Oglethorpe’s distinguished faculty is composed of teachers/scholars committed to providing the highest quality instruction to students.  Oglethorpe has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth evidenced in part by increased enrollment,  the addition of the Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013, and the launch of a capital campaign for the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, slated to open in 2019. The Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business, to be established by the university’s largest-ever gift of $50 million, will also open in 2019. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges.

Oglethorpe University is proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or gender expression; marital status; pregnancy; childbirth or related medical conditions; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  Oglethorpe University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 as well as other applicable federal, state and local laws.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy (2pg limit), statement of research interest (2pg limit), three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to:    Please place “chemistry” in the subject line of all correspondence. For full consideration, materials must be received by 12/8/17. Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.