Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry

South Hadley, Massachusetts
Aug 06, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
Darren Hamilton
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure–track position in Analytical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2018. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD and post–doctoral experience is welcomed. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in analytical chemistry, anchor this discipline within the department’s curriculum, while also contributing to teaching at the introductory level and at the upper level in their area of expertise. Research interests in all areas and applications of analytical chemistry are welcomed, alongside a drive to develop an externally funded research program that will encourage and accommodate close collaboration with undergraduates. Superb facilities for teaching and research are available, housed in a modern, integrated science center.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half of the faculty are women; one–fourth are persons of color. The teaching load is 2/2. The College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River Valley and is a member of the Five College Consortium, comprising Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges together with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. The College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the College’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In pursuit of these aims the College strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups in the academy, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, LGBQT applicants, first generation college graduates, those who have followed non–traditional paths to college by demonstrating exceptional talent and drive in the face of adverse societal, economic or academic conditions, and those with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership. All strong applicants will embrace the opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented student body that is diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background and status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Applications will be made on–line at by submitting a CV and three documents concerning 1. a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical interests, 2. a detailed description of research plans, and 3. a statement of approach to mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf. Prompts for submission of these letters will be automatically generated once an online application is submitted. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 2, 2017.
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