Tenure Track - Experimental Physical Chemist

Amherst College; Amherst, Massachusetts
Available upon request.
Jul 16, 2018
Sep 14, 2018
600900-20709; 2018 Search
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry (https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemistry) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in experimental physical chemistry at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2019.  Amherst College is coeducational and 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.  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.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium.   

The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry and calls for teaching general chemistry and advanced physical chemistry at the undergraduate level.  Opportunities for teaching electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program in physical chemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate.  Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of experimental physical chemistry—for example, energy storage, materials chemistry, biophysical chemistry, or environmental chemistry—are encouraged to apply.  

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/52366 a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; a detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references.  Review of applications will begin September 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Professor Anthony Bishop, chair of the Department of Chemistry, at acbishop@amherst.edu.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, 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.