Faculty Position in Chemistry at Bennington College
Bennington College seeks a chemist to join its faculty, beginning July 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely aligned field. Candidates must be able to teach across the chemistry curriculum and be willing to extend their teaching beyond traditional curricular boundaries; the teaching environment supports innovation by offering small class sizes and a culture that strongly encourages active student engagement. The successful applicant will pursue an original research program that involves undergraduates; area of research specialization is open, but candidates pursuing research in biochemistry, environmental chemistry or computational chemistry are especially encouraged to apply.
Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year and fully engaged student advising is an expectation; because this position will contribute to Bennington’s post-baccalaureate program, one course will typically be taught during the Summer term.
Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.
Candidates should apply online to https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fxbc by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement that describes the candidate’s pedagogy and a description of a liberal arts course that would be of particular interest to develop; d) description of proposed research and; e) names and contact information for three references; candidates should arrange for letters to be sent separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.
Priority will be given to applications received by December 15.