Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lewiston, Maine
Competitive Salary
Aug 21, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Bates College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2018. Candidates should be committed to undergraduate education in a liberal arts and sciences setting and should show promise of excellence and innovation in both teaching and scholarship. 

All interested chemists who work at the chemistry-biology interface are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can teach upper level courses in pharmacology or other specialty biochemical topics that will complement current departmental expertise. The position also includes teaching some introductory chemistry courses and advising undergraduate research students. The teaching load is five courses per academic year, distributed across two 12-week semesters and one 5-week spring term.

Bates and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum.  We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and outreach can further this goal.

Review of applications begins October 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field is expected, and postdoctoral experience as a researcher, a teacher and/or in industry is preferred.

Applications should include the following:

  • ​A cover letter that describes what interests you about working at a small, residential, college of the liberal arts and sciences.
  • A current CV
  • A statement describing your teaching plans and philosophy
  • ​A research proposal which includes a description of the research opportunities for undergraduates directed to a search committee drawn from a broad range of chemistry subfields. 
  • A statement describing how your teaching and/or research will support the institutional commitment to enhancing social and cultural diversity and inclusivity
  • Graduate and undergraduate school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which discusses qualities that will support your role as a teacher.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

For more information about the college, please visit the Bates or contact Search Committee Chair, Prof of Chemistry Schlax at for more information.