Visiting Assistant Professor in General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

Washington College, a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 undergraduates, located in Chestertown, MD, is seeking applicants for a full-time two-year visiting assistant professor position in chemistry starting in the fall of 2017. This position may be renewable after two years.  

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and who can teach General Chemistry, but current degree candidates are encouraged to apply. A commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. Experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives is highly desirable.

Washington College offers a bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry and is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The typical teaching load for this position will consist of the following courses per semester: one lecture of General Chemistry, one lecture of Organic Chemistry, and two laboratory sections. There is also the opportunity to design your own first-year seminar course (see the following website for more information: on a two-year rotating basis and to teach a course related to your area of expertise. This position also offers the ability to mentor undergraduate research students as part of Washington College’s Senior Capstone Experience (SCE).

Washington College’s Fall semester starts August 28, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a teaching philosophy of no more than 2-pages, electronic copies of curriculum vitae, and undergraduate and graduate school transcripts at Candidates are encouraged to discuss their success in working with diverse student populations in their materials. If you have more than one document that you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.docx) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Document." Three current letters of reference should be emailed to the following address: Please specify in the subject line “Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor Position”.

All inquiries can be addressed to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.