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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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The Trinity College Chemistry Department, which is committed to ensuring the success of the diverse and talented students in our classrooms and laboratories, invites applications for a tenure-track position in physical chemistry, to begin in August 2022.  We seek a candidate who has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or an allied field who can teach a variety of courses including Introductory Chemistry I and II, Physical Chemistry I and II, and Physical Biochemistry. Other teaching duties will include non-majors science courses or first-year seminars. The successful candidate will also establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. The proposed research can be in any area of physical chemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate will be eligible for one semester of leave every four years to pursue their research program, guaranteed annual funds toward conference travel, and access to tuition benefits.

Trinity College is located in the city of Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut.  The College is set in an urban environment and is in close proximity to a number of biomedical research institutions, including Hartford Hospital, the University of Connecticut Medical Center and the Jackson Laboratories.  Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries with 21% students of color and 50% women. Trinity College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

The Trinity Chemistry Department offers majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with two tracks in Biochemistry (Traditional and Neurobiochemistry). The department also possesses excellent, modern, research instruments available for use by students and faculty. A description of these instruments can be found at

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing research plans, a statement on your teaching philosophy, official transcripts and contact information for a minimum of three reference letter writers.  The research plan statement should describe how undergraduate students will be meaningfully involved in the work.   The teaching statement should include a description of how your teaching will engage the diverse student body at Trinity College.  All the application materials should be submitted at  Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Chemistry Department, Professor Timothy Curran (

Trinity College seeks to attract a diverse faculty, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively seeks applications from women and other underrepresented groups.


Trinity College is a comprehensive university offering a full range of courses and degree programs for students of all ages, with a special emphasis on women's education in the College of Arts and Sciences, and professional development in the coeducational School of Professional Studies and School of Education. Trinity College is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the university community and seek to assure equality in education and employment.
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