The Department of Chemistry at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Experimental Physical Chemistry to begin September 1, 2017. We welcome applications from physical chemists with research interests that directly inform our understanding of environmental systems. Experience in geoscience, reaction dynamics, spectroscopy, atmospheric chemistry, photochemistry, the chemistry of interfaces, nonlinear processes or electron transport scopes of research are encouraged.
This position is part of a major multi-disciplinary initiative in Environmental Science that includes faculty positions in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Environmental Studies, investments in field and laboratory-based facilities, and partnerships with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Maine Lakes Resource Center. The position will require a balance of teaching and research.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities will include a course rotation from General Chemistry, Thermodynamic and Kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that includes undergraduate students. Research is supported with competitive startup packages, excellent instrumentation, and direct access to oceanographic and terrestrial field sites throughout Maine. Women candidates may be eligible for a Clare Boothe Luce assistant professorship that provides expanded research support for junior faculty.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of current scholarship (e.g., a recent publication or manuscript) as PDFs to: apply.interfolio.com/37552 . Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars. In your application materials please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Application review will begin October 21, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to PChem@colby.edu. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and this position, please see web.colby.edu/es/.
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