Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Tenure-Track

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience.
Aug 09, 2017
Oct 08, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Organic Chemistry starting September 2018. All areas of Organic Chemistry will be considered. Experience in synthesis, computational methods, and/or in material science and a commitment to inclusive excellence will be viewed favorably. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the Introductory and Organic Chemistry sequences. The successful applicant will join a research active undergraduate program. A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or equivalent training is required. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Candidates will have an opportunity to participate in the college-wide Shared Passages Program. Candidates who have experience with programs and pedagogical approaches that are especially effective in attracting and retaining women and students of color in the discipline are especially encouraged to apply.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 students. The College’s K-Plan offers an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. The College has a distinguished record in undergraduate science education with the Chemistry Department currently ranked 6th nationally in the percentage of graduates earning Ph.D.s in Chemistry. Kalamazoo offers an ACS-accredited B.A. in chemistry and graduates around 40 majors per year.  Chemistry graduates pursue studies in the health care field, graduate-level work in the discipline, or move directly into industrial positions. The Chemistry Department has seven full-time faculty members. The Department’s instrument holdings include a 400 MHz Bruker Avance III HD NMR (acquired in 2017), LC-ESI-MS, GC/MS, UV-vis/Fl, IR, AA, Raman, and HPLC.  The Chemistry and Biology Departments occupy the Dow Science Center that features individual student-faculty research laboratories and smart classrooms. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation are required. All application materials should be addressed to Prof. Jeffrey Bartz, Chair of the Organic Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295 and submitted in PDF form at  Three letters of recommendation should be sent in PDF form to

The Department of Chemistry will search for a visiting position in Inorganic Chemistry later this year with the anticipation of a tenure-track search for an inorganic chemist in the near future.

For more information, see our home page at and departmental web site at Kalamazoo College desires applicants who are committed to promoting access and success for all students, and strongly encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.