Amherst College. Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry
The Amherst College Department of Chemistry (https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in inorganic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2017.
Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-four percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in experimental inorganic chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of inorganic chemistry—for example, bioinorganic, environmental, materials, or organometallic chemistry—are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35694 a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references. Applicants should also arrange for the forwarding of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Ms. Catherine Stillerman, Academic Department Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.