Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Walla Walla, Washington State
Jul 27, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department of Whitman College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Chemistry, effective August 2018. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and will establish an undergraduate research program in physical chemistry. The successful candidate will offer courses in physical chemistry and general chemistry and will also contribute to the College’s general education requirement, with an annual teaching load of five courses. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department and college level. Whitman College is a highly selective liberal arts school that values both teaching and scholarship, offers a generous sabbatical program, and provides support for professional development, start-up funds, and benefits.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Postdoctoral experience and/or additional teaching experience is highly recommended.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Chemistry”. All applications must include the following materials: 1) a cover letter of application that broadly describes one’s interest in becoming a teacher-scholar at Whitman College, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a description of research plans sustainable at an exclusively undergraduate institution, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes one’s contribution to an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body, 5) provide name and contact information of three professional references in the online application portal, 6) graduate transcripts, and 7) complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: September 21, 2017.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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