Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bowdoin College, Chemistry Department
Competitive Salary
Apr 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Visiting Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry

Bowdoin College

The Bowdoin College Chemistry Department seeks applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry beginning Fall 2019. The successful candidate will teach two semesters of organic chemistry, a non-majors science class and a laboratory section of introductory or organic chemistry.  Applicants should demonstrate a promise of successful scholarly engagement and dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is preferred; ABD considered.

The Department welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population, and from those who will enrich and contribute to the multifaceted diversity of our College. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship supports our commitment to diversity and inclusion; and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website: