Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Northfield, Vermont
TBD -- Tenure Track
Nov 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, with the desired start of July 1, 2021.

The successful candidate is expected to deliver a high-quality undergraduate education in chemistry, have an active research program, advise undergraduate students, and serve on department, college, and university committees.

Teaching effectiveness is the most important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will usually teach 9 or 12 contact hours per semester (21 contact hours/year). A list of likely courses to teach includes Survey of Organic Chemistry, Communication in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, Chemistry Seminar, and Chemical Synthesis and Examination I and II. Detailed descriptions of these courses are at

Professional development is an important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Faculty are expected to develop a research program appropriate for involving undergraduates that has the potential for publication or external presentation. Internal resources for professional development are available.

Service is another important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Faculty members must participate willingly, effectively, and collegially in the operations of the department, college, and university. Advising undergraduate students is a required service


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or related field. 

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.


Application Instructions:

Please submit: a one-page cover letter; a CV; a one-page teaching philosophy; the names of three references; and a Norwich application. Please upload the required documents (PDF format preferred) to Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2021. The position is contingent on funding with teaching commitments beginning in mid-August.