Visiting Assistant Professor

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Nov 09, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at St. Lawrence University invites applications for one, and possibly two, visiting positions beginning August 2018. We are seeking chemists interested in teaching courses in their specialties and general chemistry. The department teaches several small sections of general chemistry with an activity-rich student-centered curriculum. The teaching responsibilities include a combination of: (1) general chemistry and the general chemistry laboratory; (2) advanced courses depending on departmental needs and the expertise of the successful candidate. Specialties we are interested in include biochemistry, analytical, and materials chemistry.

St. Lawrence University is supportive of faculty mentored undergraduate research as a critical element of a liberal arts science education and all chemistry and biochemistry majors participate in a senior research project. Research and mentoring of student research is not required for visiting faculty but visitors are welcome to participate. The department houses an impressive array of instrumental and computational resources for the support of teaching and research. Details and additional information are available at our web site at  We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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