Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hollins University
Roanoke, Virginia
Jan 16, 2018
Mar 17, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning July 1, 2018.

The ideal candidate will be an effective educator who can teach introductory and advanced courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry. The candidate will also be a promising scholar who can establish and maintain a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. A teacher-scholar is sought who will embrace the department’s focus on teaching to both majors and non-majors within a liberal arts setting. The position typically carries a teaching load of four one-semester lecture and four one-semester lab courses per year, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations. Other duties include advising students, conducting independent studies, supervising students doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

The chemistry department offers five majors: B.A. in chemistry, B.A. in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration, B.A. in chemistry with a business concentration, B.S. in chemistry, and B.S. in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. Beginning spring semester 2018, all lab courses will be taught in state-of-the-art laboratories. The new facilities include three teaching labs, an instrumentation laboratory, a laboratory for undergraduate research, and a new stockroom.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in organic chemistry in-hand by July 1, 2018, an aptitude for exceptional teaching at the undergraduate level, and evidence of scholarly promise. Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans suitable for undergraduate participation, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to Applications received by February 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins guarantees the following to every undergraduate student: research opportunities, access to study abroad, internship(s) and access to its extensive alumnae network, and leadership training. The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer. Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.