Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Atlanta, GA
Salary plus benefits
Sep 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Oglethorpe University seeks to hire a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin in August 2019. In 2019, all faculty in Oglethorpe’s Natural Sciences Division will be moving to a newly renovated science facility, the Cousins Center for Science and Innovation, which includes deliberate space for faculty-led research. The teaching load will be the equivalent of two courses with labs per semester, fall and spring with an option to teach during the summer.  He/she will teach first and second year chemistry courses to a variety of science majors in Oglethorpe's Natural Science Division. He/she will also teach upper level electives in Analytical Chemistry and related subjects for Chemistry majors/minors.  Candidates are also expected to contribute to the teaching of COR 400 Science and Human Nature, an interdisciplinary course for non-majors that serves as the final class of our unique “CORE” general education program.

Candidates must have, or expect, a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, or a closely related sub-discipline, upon hire in August 2019. Candidates should be prepared to sponsor student-centered research as part of their responsibilities. Candidates with expertise in a sub-field of Analytical Chemistry that can interface with our existing programs in Environmental Studies or Public Health are highly desirable, as are those applicants that can work across disciplines to develop courses in forensics or in the business of chemistry. Applicants with undergraduate teaching experience, and familiarity with innovative teaching methods that focus on student engagement and inclusivity will be given priority.

Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Applicants must submit a cover letter customized to the job responsibilities described above, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (2 page limit), a statement of research interest (2 page limit), three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.   For full consideration, materials must be received by 11/9/18.   Incomplete applications will not be considered. Questions may be submitted to: 

Dr. Karen Schmeichel

Chair, Natural Sciences Division

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to 1250 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 38 countries.  Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Students connect theory and practice with the help of Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.

In 2019, Oglethorpe will open the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation and the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. In the past five years, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with six state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s study abroad venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint, with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, London, and Rome.

Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: