Assistant Professor

Colorado College
Colorado Springs
To be determined
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education, Inorganic
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August of 2020. We seek a chemist or biochemist with broad teaching interests who can teach introductory and advanced courses to a diverse community of students and mentor research with chemistry and/or biochemistry majors. Primary teaching responsibilities will include General Chemistry (CH 107 and CH 108), in addition to foundational courses in either Inorganic Chemistry (CH 275) or Biochemistry (CH 382).  Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are complementary to current areas of research focus and expertise within the department:


The department fosters a supportive and inclusive learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for chemistry and biochemistry. We aim to provide a nurturing learning environment that stimulates growth and intellectual exploration. The department values both depth and breadth in chemistry and biochemistry, potential for implementing innovative and inclusive teaching methods in a liberal arts setting, and mentored undergraduate research. We expect the successful candidate to: teach introductory and advanced chemistry courses; offer additional courses as electives for chemistry or biochemistry majors; develop and maintain a rigorous research program that includes undergraduate students; advise students who are interested in chemistry, biochemistry, and affiliated majors; contribute to the department and the College through service.

Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors in our department teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year: five blocks are standard format courses and one block is teaching through mentored student research.

Applications should contain: a cover letter describing your interest in teaching chemistry and/or biochemistry in a liberal arts environment; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement including a discussion of your potential to incorporate active learning strategies on the Block Plan; a research statement discussing your research interests and potential for including undergraduate students in your work; a statement detailing your potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colorado College through your teaching, research, and/or service; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; and three confidential letters of recommendation (submitted separately). At least one letter should comment on the candidate’s teaching potential. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field is required. Applications from candidates who have reached ABD status will be considered.

Please submit application materials to [Matt Cherry in HR provides link] by September 30, 2019.  For more information, contact Prof. Amy Dounay, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience or significant teaching experiences

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. is required, but ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the start of employment

Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM MT): 9/30/2019