Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

McDaniel College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry appointment to begin August 2017. Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate will have a background in physical or analytical chemistry. The candidate will also have a passion for teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and will have the ability to make chemistry relevant to allied health, environmental science, and kinesiology majors, as well as to the traditional chemistry majors that the department educates.

McDaniel College is a growing and vibrant environment whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of Chemistry is ACS-approved and has an excellent reputation for providing the highest quality of chemical education to undergraduate students. We seek others who share our commitment and mission.

The Chemistry Department is well equipped with a 400 MHz NMR, UV-Vis, GC/MS, IR, HPLC, and supporting equipment.


Teaching responsibilities include both introductory and advanced courses in chemistry. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry with strong communication skills and teaching ability. The position offers the opportunity to develop an active research program that complements existing areas of undergraduate research in the sciences at McDaniel College. Possible research areas include materials science, nanotechnology, alternative energy, food chemistry, and environmental chemistry. The candidate must comply with all related federal, state and local regulatory guidelines including but not limited to FERPA and Title IX; and must provide a safe learning environment for the students in the laboratory.


  • Required: Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline, in hand by the start of fall classes. 
  • Required: College-level teaching experience, which may consist of having held a teaching assistantship
  • Preferred: Post-doctoral experience; ability to develop a research program with undergraduates.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit:

Applicants should upload

  • a letter of application
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body
  • a CV

Applicants should arrange for three recommendations to be uploaded by the recommenders.

One of the colleges and universities nationwide known for its success at changing the lives of its students, McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college located in central Maryland, an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching and to fostering critical, creative thinking and humane, responsible action.

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities.  McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status.