This job has expired

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Employer
Kalamazoo College
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Salary
Salary competitive and consistent with experience
Closing date
Jul 6, 2021

View more

Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor with a focus on Biochemistry.  The position will begin September 2021. The Department will be doing a tenure-track search for a Biochemistry faculty position in Fall 2021. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or the equivalent is required (or evidence of imminent completion). Prior teaching experience is desirable, with candidates demonstrating an interest in undergraduate teaching.  Candidates who have experience with programs and pedagogical approaches that are especially effective in attracting and retaining women and students who are typically underrepresented in the discipline are especially encouraged to apply.  Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence.  The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.  The Department seeks to mentor visiting faculty to prepare them for a future tenure track position at a liberal arts college.

Kalamazoo College, home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college with 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). About 10% of Kalamazoo students major in Chemistry. Graduates of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry pursue graduate-level work in the discipline, studies in the health care field, or move directly into industrial positions. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin June 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement describing teaching experience, philosophy, and practice; a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in curricular and pedagogical approaches; and (unofficial) graduate and undergraduate transcripts uploaded to https://www.kzoo.edu/search/biochemistry. Candidates should have three letters of reference (including at least one specifically addressing teaching) sent to: ChemistrySearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format of lastname_firstname. The Departmental website can be viewed at: http://www.kzoo.edu/chem.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions can be addressed to Jeffrey Bartz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at Jeffrey.Bartz@kzoo.edu.

Company

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. The College’s K-Plan offers an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). The College has a distinguished record in undergraduate science education with the Chemistry Department currently ranked 6th nationally in the percentage of graduates earning Ph.D.s in Chemistry. Kalamazoo offers an ACS-accredited B.A. in chemistry and graduates around 30 majors per year. Graduates of the Chemistry Department pursue studies in the health care field, graduate-level work in the discipline, or move directly into industrial positions. With this appointment, the Chemistry Department will expand to seven full-time faculty members. The Department's instrument holdings include a 400 MHz NMR, LC-ESI-MS, GC/MS, UV-vis/Fl, IR, AA, Raman, and HPLC. The Chemistry and Biology Departments occupy the Dow Science Center that features individual student-faculty research laboratories and smart classrooms. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.
Find Us
Location
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert