Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 21, 2018
Oct 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Type: Visiting faculty 
Department: Chemistry

The Agnes Scott College Chemistry Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor in organic chemistry and related areas, to begin August of 2019. This is a three-year, full-time, non-tenure track position.  A strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and research is expected. The ideal candidate should be prepared to incorporate undergraduates into their research program. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year and includes introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, courses in areas of specialty, and the possibility of contributing to the college global learning or leadership development curriculum. A Ph.D. is desired by August of 2019, but candidates may be hired at the rank of Instructor if they have almost completed a Ph.D. by the start date. The successful candidate will possess teaching experience, research publications, and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

Interested applicants should e-mail their cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), teaching and research statements, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Sarah A. Winget, Chair, Department of Chemistry, (please include “Chemistry Search” in subject line). Additional materials - including syllabi, teaching evaluations, and official graduate transcripts - will be solicited from selected candidates later in the search process. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018.

In addition to the chemistry major program, the chemistry department contributes to biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology and biochemistry BS programs as well as to environmental and sustainability studies and public health programs. The chemistry faculty benefit from excellent laboratory space on campus in a building dedicated to the sciences, the opportunity to work with other chemists in the Atlanta area, and endowed funds designated for on-campus chemistry research with undergraduate students. Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The College is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment that includes a balance of teaching, research and service. Support for faculty development includes travel funding and the opportunity to apply for many internal professional development awards.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching, an effective and sustainable research program, and service to the department and the college are necessary for tenure and promotion. Faculty development programs include travel funding, internal research grants, and a one-semester leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review. 

An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.