Visiting Assistant ProfessorChemistry

The main campus is located in Indianola, IA which is 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines.
mid to upper 40s + benefits
Jan 26, 2018
Feb 25, 2018
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Simpson College, a private liberal arts institution in Indianola, Iowa, invites applications for a one year (Academic Year 2018-19) position in chemistry at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. A PhD in Chemistry or closely related area is expected (ABD will be considered).

The candidate will be expected to teach the Organic Chemistry lecture sequence and the associated laboratories.  Depending on the expertise of the candidate and need of the department an additional lecture course of their choosing may be added.  The chemistry program at Simpson offers majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Forensics Science with 30-40 majors.

Applications should include a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vita, and at least two letters of recommendation from those who can comment on your potential as a teacher. Please include in your cover letter, or in a separate document, your approach to teaching chemistry at a liberal arts college.

Application materials may be sent electronically to Dr. Adam Brustkern, Associate Professor of Chemistry at, or by mailed to: Chemistry Search, c/o Adam Brustkern, Department of Chemistry, Simpson College, 701 North C St., Indianola, Iowa 50125.  Review of applications for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Pending budget approval, the position will begin August 2018.

Simpson College aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. You will find the entire EOE statement at: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.