The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, starting August 2017 with a focus in bioorganic chemistry or other areas of specialization in chemistry that interface with biology (e.g., bioanalytical, biophysical, chemical biology, etc.). Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for liberal arts education and readiness to contribute to the general chemistry and non-major chemistry curricula. Postdoctoral experience is required and demonstrated excellence in teaching beyond the traditional TA experience is strongly preferred.
Primary teaching responsibilities will span biochemistry and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Additional courses will ultimately include introductory chemistry lecture and/or laboratory, upper-level elective courses, and general education science courses or one of the campus-wide First-Year Studies courses.
Candidates are expected to develop an active research program with undergraduates. This research program must have the potential for publication and external funding. Start-up funds and instrumentation including 400MHz Varian Inova FT-NMR, LC-MS, and GC-MS spectrometers are available; a full listing of equipment is available on the Web at http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/chemistry.
The Lake Forest College Chemistry department has an established history of emphasizing use of research-grade instrumentation across the curriculum beginning with a first year sequence that includes NMR and UV-vis spectroscopy as well as gas chromatography. Upper level students expand the use of instrumentation in the laboratory to include the use of IR, HPLC, spectrofluorimetry, GC-MS, X-ray crystallography, and flash photolysis. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in maintaining and enhancing this departmental priority. Upon completion of our expanded and renovated science facility in August 2018 we are looking forward to enhanced opportunities in our pedagogy and instrument-focused philosophy afforded by modernized classroom and lab spaces. The current dedicated faculty/student research space associated with this position will not be disrupted during construction.
A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Applicants should send a CV, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and research plan suitable for work with undergraduates to email@example.com. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed under separate cover directly from the recommender also to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official graduate school transcripts will be requested of candidates invited for on campus interviews. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review of applications begins on October 1, 2016.