Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Salary competitive and consistent with experience
Jun 06, 2021
Jul 06, 2021
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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 ( 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 Candidates should have three letters of reference (including at least one specifically addressing teaching) sent to: with a subject line in the format of lastname_firstname. The Departmental website can be viewed at:

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