Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Washington, Pennsylvania
W&J College offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.
Mar 02, 2018
Apr 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for teacher-scholars who are dedicated to creating a personal, connected, and transformative learning experience for an increasingly diverse student body. We seek creative and adaptable individuals who can establish an inclusive educational environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, promotes the close interaction between faculty and students, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department at Washington and Jefferson (W&J) College invites applicants for a 2-year full-time visiting assistant professor position starting in fall 2018. We are seeking a chemist with a PhD (or ABD) in chemistry or related field who will teach lecture and/or laboratory courses from their primary disciplinary area. In addition to teaching, the candidate will have the opportunity to involve undergraduate students in independent research.  Teaching undergraduates is the most important aspect of the position.  Our program is accredited by the American Chemical Society with eight full-time faculty and is housed in the recently constructed Swanson Science Center, which offers state-of-the-art educational and research laboratories. 

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments to and include Chemistry Faculty Search in the subject line of your email.  Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts may be requested during the selection process and will be required upon hire.  Any inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Bayline at 

Review of applications will begin March 30th and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.