Visiting Position in Physical Chemistry (Open-Rank Search)

Amherst, Massachusetts
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Aug 18, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
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Amherst College - Visiting Position in Physical Chemistry (Open-Rank Search)

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a full-time, six-month visiting appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The appointment will begin in January 2018 and will continue until June 2018.

Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline and calls for teaching quantum mechanics—both lecture and lab—at the advanced undergraduate level. Opportunities for pursuing research in conjunction with ongoing programs in the department will also be available.

Applicants should electronically upload to a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; and the contact information for two confidential references. Review of applications will begin September 26, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor David Hansen, Chair of Chemistry, at  

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.