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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure-track

The College of Wooster
Located in Wooster, Ohio, approximately 55 miles southwest of Cleveland
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021
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The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2022. Core teaching responsibilities include inorganic chemistry and general chemistry, in addition to advising undergraduate research in our nationally recognized Senior Independent Study (I.S.) program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and should demonstrate potential for or experience with (a) inclusive teaching practices and (b) developing a dynamic student-centered research program. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in scientifically interdisciplinary fields. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply, particularly those from traditionally marginalized or minoritized groups in Chemistry.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of 5.5 courses per year, including Inorganic Chemistry and its associated laboratory course. A typical teaching schedule involves two courses each in the Fall and Spring semesters, in addition to lab instruction and I.S. supervision. The candidate will contribute regularly to the general chemistry curriculum, first-year seminar, and credited mentoring of undergraduate research projects as part of the College’s required Independent Study program.

The Department of Chemistry has a strong emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary learning and a thriving culture of mentored undergraduate research. The Department is housed in a recently renovated teaching and research space integrated with the life science facilities. It has a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, a high-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer, and eight full-time faculty members who mentor a total of 15-20 seniors per year, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in chemistry. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students).  The Department is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working within this diverse academic community.

The following materials should be submitted via

  • one- or two-page cover letter, summarizing the applicant’s interest in the position in the context of the College’s mission and its commitment to the liberal arts
  • curriculum vitae
  • unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • one-page diversity statement, which should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community
  • a detailed research plan (5-page maximum), including a section that affirms the appropriate scope and accessibility of projects for undergraduate student engagement
  • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, highlighting pedagogical approaches and/or guiding principles that the candidate would envision using in an inorganic or general chemistry class
  • three letters of recommendation  

Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply”. Questions about the position may be directed to Karl Feierabend, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Wooster ( is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:

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