Tenure Track Positions in Bioorganic and Organic Chemistry

Williams College
Aug 01, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
August 2018
Field of specialization
Biological, Education, Organic
Job Type
Full time

The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level beginning in July 2019.  Williams College is a liberal arts institution with a long history of excellence in the sciences and an equal emphasis on teaching and scholarship.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching and service, and who are committed to working effectively with a broadly diverse student population.

We are seeking applicants who can contribute to courses in organic chemistry at the introductory level, upper level courses related to the candidate’s subspecialty, and courses for non-science majors.  Preference for one position will be given to applicants with teaching and research interests in bioorganic chemistry; for the second position we seek applicants with interests in any areas of organic chemistry.  Teaching assignments in the first year are likely to include an introductory or intermediate organic chemistry course and an upper level elective (such as synthetic organic, physical organic, materials, polymer, medicinal, toxicological, bioorganic or biological chemistry).  A semester teaching load for each position normally includes complete responsibility for one course and two laboratory sections in addition to the supervision of student research projects.  Successful candidates would be welcome to participate in appropriate interdisciplinary programs such as Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, or Public Health.   

The successful candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching at the undergraduate level and to developing a dynamic and productive research program that actively involves students.  Start-up funds are available for research.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree by September 2019 and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  We anticipate appointment at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment may be possible under special circumstances.

The Chemistry Department, with 13 faculty members and graduating about 35 majors each year, has excellent resources and facilities for teaching and research.  A new science building has just been completed in spring 2018.  For more information about the department see: http://chemistry.williams.edu/

All applications should be submitted online through Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/51927.  Please include: a letter of application addressed to Professor Lee Park (Chair, Chemistry Department), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy including approach to supporting a diverse student body and promoting an inclusive community, a description of research projects and plans for the training and development of undergraduate researchers, three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Application deadline is September 30, 2018

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.  The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). 

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive