Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Chemistry beginning in July 2018, with the possibility of a one year extension. Preference will be given to those with expertise in organic chemistry. Teaching responsibilities are a 3/2 teaching load over two semester and will include introductory labs, plus a seminar, advanced lab, or non-majors course. Visiting faculty have access to research facilities, and faculty development funds. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education, teaching experience, and be committed to teaching excellence. The application should address, in the cover letter and in other documents, why teaching at Kenyon is a good fit for the candidate, and how they will promote a culturally and intellectually diverse and inclusive educational environment. A competitive application will cite specific examples of past accomplishments and prospective ideas.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. Candidates may also include a brief description of research interests All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.
Review of applications will begin February 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by February 23, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.
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Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.