Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-track)

Colby College: Department of Chemistry, Waterville, Maine
Commensurate with experience
Sep 01, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
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Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-track) at Colby College: Department of Chemistry

Colby College: Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry (Tenure-track)

Location: Waterville, Maine

The Department of Chemistry at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Physical Chemistry to begin September 1, 2018.


We welcome applications from physical chemists with research interests in experimental and/or theoretical chemistry.  Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and/or those who can build upon the College’s computational biochemistry program.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start date (including graduate coursework in physical chemistry) and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities will include courses (with laboratories) in General Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Quantum Mechanics, and an advanced course in the candidate’s area of specialty.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that includes undergraduate students.  Research is supported with a competitive startup package, excellent instrumentation, and expanding computational resources.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application that describes their interest in, and qualifications for, this position.  Applicants must also submit an updated curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that specify undergraduate education, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a sample of current scholarship (e.g., a recent publication or manuscript), and a summary of teaching evaluations (if applicable) as PDFs to: Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.  In your application materials, please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Application review will begin October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to  For more information about the Department of Chemistry and this position, please see:

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