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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Sep 30, 2021

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Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
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Full time
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Bryn Mawr College

Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor



The Department of Chemistry at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biochemistry to begin August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program and at all levels in the Chemistry Department and contribute to the development and teaching of a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including interdisciplinary programs and other college-wide initiatives such as the 360 Program and the Emily Balch Seminars. The candidate will be expected to establish an ongoing program of scholarly research that involves undergraduate and graduate students. A Ph.D. is required by the start date and post-doctoral research experience is desirable.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of proposed research (limited to 5 pages), and statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to the Chemistry Search Committee via Interfolio at:  In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Chemistry Search Committee. Applications received by October 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Recognizing health and safety concerns during this time, the College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff, and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion.  We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students.  We have a student body of 1,300 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 19 percent are international students). There are 340 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities, and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.


Founded in 1885, Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Lower Merion Township, 11 miles west of Philadelphia. It was the first women's college in the United States to grant the Ph.D. to women. Today, the College is made up of an undergraduate college of 1,287 women and two co-educational graduate schools, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, with 458 students. Students come from 49 states and 43 countries around the world. Seventy-five percent of students receive financial aid and 30 percent are students of color. Bryn Mawr has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1. Thirty-six majors and 38 minors are offered, as well as eight interdepartmental concentrations. A division of special programs includes the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program designed for men and women who need basic scientific training before applying to medical school and the Katharine E. McBride Program for women over traditional college age working toward an undergraduate degree. Bryn Mawr is part of the Tri-College Consortium, along with Haverford College and Swarthmore College. In 2008, Jane Dammen McAuliffe became the College’s 8th President.
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