Assistant Professor Chemistry

Franklin, Indiana
Based on experience
Jan 25, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
Field of specialization
General / Technical, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Franklin College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physical or Biophysical Chemistry, to begin in August 2018.  We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and professional growth. Please see for more details.

The ideal candidate for this position will offer an engaging General Chemistry course for science majors as well as courses in Physical Chemistry.  The opportunity exists for the new hire to develop an elective course or perform research in Biophysical Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry.  Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching, the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity, and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference. PhD or ABD is required for candidates; doctorate will be required for tenure. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

The new hire will join the department and the college at a time of exciting curricular change, and a renovated and expanded science building that highlights student research and collaboration.  The historically strong Chemistry program is committed to delivering fundamentals needed in the market today through increasingly immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and learning.  The college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.  Our first priority is teaching students, with additional emphasis on service and scholarship (especially undergraduate research), as well as faculty professional development.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  Full consideration will be given to applications received in full by January 31st, 2018.  Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic submissions preferred) including letter of application, Curriculum Vita, transcripts, artifact(s) that demonstrate an ability to actively engage students in the classroom, and three current letters of recommendation with contact information to:

Franklin College

Office of Human Resources

101 Branigin Blvd.

Franklin, IN  46131


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