Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Foggy Bottom
commensurate with experience
May 01, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the George Washington University invites applications for a full-time one -year non-tenure accruing Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry beginning as early as Fall 2019, subject to renewal. The successful candidate is expected to teach two lecture sections of Fundamentals in Chemistry, one lecture section of General Chemistry with four discussion sections and hold weekly office hours. Fundamentals of Chemistry is a new course offering that serves students needing additional preparation prior to enrolling in General Chemistry.

This position presents a great opportunity for those individuals who are seeking to gain teaching experience in a large educational institution, as well as for others who might find desirable to spend an academic year within easy reach of many scientific societies (i.e. AAAS, ACS, NAS, etc.) located in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.       

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field by the date of appointment. 

Application Procedure: Please complete an online faculty application at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statement of teaching interests. Recommendations from at least three references should be sent by the references to

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin May 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

You are invited to call and discuss this opportunity at GW or forward this letter or a copy of our ad to someone you know who may be an appropriate candidate.  You may reach the department by e-mail at or by calling 202-994-6121.

We strongly encourage applications from women and people of color.  In calling this position to your attention, we are inviting your active participation in sharing this information with prospective applicants by either encouraging an application or sending a nomination to the department.  Such individuals may currently be in your organization or elsewhere. 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.