Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Aug 22, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Wellesley College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry to begin in the Fall of 2019. A faculty member in this role will be expected to teach biochemistry and organic chemistry and will contribute to the interdepartmental Program in Biochemistry. Opportunities exist to teach special topics courses in chemistry, first-year seminars, non-majors courses, or advanced seminars in public writing, blending the teaching of science with the liberal arts.

Wellesley College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women with approximately 2300 students located in the Boston suburbs. For the past decade, the NSF has consistently ranked us as one of the top two liberal arts colleges nationally in terms of generating female Ph.D.’s in STEM fields. Our faculty members are accomplished teacher-scholars who value effective teaching, equity and inclusivity, and service to our community. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or similar field, ABD considered. Research specialization is broadly defined to fall within the areas of biochemistry, bio-organic chemistry, chemical biology, or related areas. Successful applicants will provide evidence of a commitment to the education of undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, strong research credentials, and a well-developed plan to establish a vigorous student-centered research program. Candidates who believe that they can contribute to inclusive excellence at the College are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted online through the College’s career application website (http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2307) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a short description of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 5th, 2018. Questions about the position may be addressed to Megan Núñez, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry.