Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry, Tenure-track

Located in Wooster, Ohio, approximately 55 miles southwest of Cleveland
Sep 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
Field of specialization
Education, Inorganic, Materials, Organometallic
Job Type
Full time

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2019.  Core teaching responsibilities include introductory and inorganic chemistry in addition to advising research in our nationally-recognized Senior Independent Study program.  Applicants with research in an interdisciplinary field (e.g., organometallic, bio-inorganic, and materials chemistry) are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant is expected to establish a vibrant undergraduate research program in addition to excellence in the classroom.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred.  The Department of Chemistry has a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and is housed in a recently-renovated teaching and research space integrated with the life science facilities.  The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students).  The Department is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working within a diverse academic community. 

The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page diversity statement, a detailed research plan (5-page maximum), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.  The diversity statement should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.  Three letters of recommendation should also be provided via Interfolio.  Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Bonvallet at  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation.  The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.