Visiting Assistant Professor, Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Full time position with benefits
Jun 07, 2021
Jul 07, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Cedar Crest College invites applications for a one-year faculty position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2021. We are looking for candidates who share the Department’s deep enthusiasm for student success in the natural sciences. The successful candidate will be committed to educating a diversity of learners, including women, students of color, and others underrepresented in the chemical and physical sciences, other natural sciences, nursing, allied health, and other fields in which we educate students. Teaching responsibilities include analytical or physical chemistry (including laboratory sections) and other introductory courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Teaching load for the academic year is twenty-four teaching credits (generally, eight courses for the academic year or four per semester). A Ph.D. or ABD in chemistry is required (physical chemistry or analytical chemistry is preferred). Supervision of undergraduate research is welcomed.

Applicants for faculty positions should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and a diversity statement that describes planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to recruit faculty who are prepared to teach our students, to engage their curiosity, and to inspire their persistence.

Cedar Crest College, founded in 1867, is an independent, liberal-arts college that emphasizes cross-disciplinary cooperation and excellence in teaching, research, and practice. Cedar Crest enrolls over 1500 students through our co-educational School for Adult and Graduate Education and our traditional programs for women.  The large majority of Cedar Crest’s students – nearly ninety percent – are women. More than one-third are students of color and nearly forty percent are first-generation college students; they are religiously diverse and diverse in terms of gender and sexuality. Our population also includes students from many different countries, in addition to the U.S.

We offer an exceptional benefits package, work-life balance, and smoke and tobacco-free campus! The College’s beautiful 84-acre campus, a registered national arboretum, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third-largest city.  Allentown is nestled in lovely Lehigh Valley, which boasts gentle hills, charming countrysides, parks, trails, winter recreation, and top-rated public schools. The College is conveniently located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. 

Interested candidates must submit the required documents here:

Application materials received by June 28, 2021 will be given priority consideration.

Cedar Crest College is an equal opportunity employer fundamentally committed to diversity and inclusion.  As such, the College encourages applications from individuals belonging to minoritized groups in higher education, in support of our diverse student community.  EOE