Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience.
Aug 09, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
Field of specialization
Analytical, Inorganic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Tenure Track position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2018. The Chemistry Department seeks candidates with expertise in inorganic and/or analytical chemistry, a commitment to teaching excellence, and plans for establishing an active research program. The Department values familiarity with best practices in teaching and the ability to mentor undergraduate research students. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is requires and post-doctoral experience is preferred. 

Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and has a reputation for outstanding teaching and scholarship. We have a student body of approximately 1700 students. The Chemistry Department hosts outstanding laboratories and instrumentation for research and teaching. Startup funding is offered, as is annual financial support for travel and faculty development. Chemistry faculty participate in interdisciplinary programs including Neuroscience, Environmental Studies, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Scientific Computing. The typical teaching load is five courses per year, and for this position could include introductory and inorganic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and advanced laboratories and seminars. Our faculty enjoy regular one-on-one advising/mentoring with pre-major and major students from diverse populations regarding academic adjustment, curricular exploration, and other academic decisions.

The application should address, in the cover letter and in other documents, why teaching at Kenyon is a good fit for the candidate, how their research will succeed in the context of a liberal arts college, and how they will promote a culturally and intellectually diverse and inclusive educational environment. A competitive application will cite specific examples of past accomplishments and prospective ideas.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the September 18 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.