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Tenure Track Position in Organic Chemistry

Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana
Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing date
Jan 15, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in organic chemistry to start in Fall 2021

The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average of 9 contact hours per semester (lecture sections are 3 hours, lab sections are 2-4 hours), primarily in our organic chemistry sequence lecture and laboratories, as well as other advanced and introductory chemistry courses that meet departmental and institutional needs. Faculty are expected to develop an active and sustainable research program with undergraduate students and are encouraged to incorporate research in the curriculum. Other responsibilities include advising students and serving the department and college.  

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely-related field and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not required. Preference will be given to applicants who have additional expertise in bio-organic or medicinal chemistry to support our new biochemistry concentration.  

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic women's college in the liberal arts tradition. The College has a student body of 1,578 undergraduate and graduate students, including 22 percent of students of color and 14 international students from 8 countries. The Chemistry program is ACS approved and supports about 10 majors a year. The College has a commitment to excellence in STEM education for women and seeks to prepare women, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to be leaders in the STEM community.

To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of undergraduate research plans. In your materials, please address evidence of teaching effectiveness and evidence of your commitment to addressing issues of diversity in the classroom and at the college.

All applications should be sent to: Chemistry Search Committee, Saint Mary’s College, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Applications may be sent electronically to Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Letters of reference will be solicited after initial review. More information about our department can be found at

Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels-- students, faculty, and staff--and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment. 


Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic, liberal arts college for women, with a strong focus on undergraduate education. The Department of Chemistry and Physics has 6 chemistry and 2 physics faculty and two additional full time teaching staff. We are an ACS approved program.

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