Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hampden Sydney, Virginia
Jun 10, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College invites applications from outstanding candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with the possibility of renewal.  Candidates with a background in any area of chemistry will be considered.  Teaching responsibilities will include general chemistry lectures and laboratories, as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s field and/or mentoring undergraduate researchers.  The teaching load is seven courses over the year, without distinction between lecture and laboratory offerings.  The position starts August 2021.  The major in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society, and the major in biochemistry and molecular biology is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Students in both programs enjoy the department’s uniquely research-forward laboratory program. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three confidential reference letters via Interfolio.  Further questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Dunn ( Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 244 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300 acre campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The campus is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant cultural, recreational and artistic resources. Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.