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Tenure-Track Position in Chemistry

Reed College
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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General / Technical
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Full time
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Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry to start in August 2022.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach one semester in either the general chemistry or the introductory organic sequences as well as one semester in either analytical chemistry or statistical thermodynamics. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active research program and advise senior thesis students in year-long research projects. The chemistry department occupies a dedicated building with individual faculty research labs, and has excellent resources for innovative teaching and research, including a research nuclear reactor, a 400 MHz NMR, single crystal and X-ray powder diffractometers, GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, a Gamry Instruments potentiostat, and access to on-site and external computing resources.

Reed College is a community that values cultural diversity and inclusive educational practices as essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work at Reed will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements ( Application materials (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an outline of research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy) and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 15, 2021 to guarantee full consideration. For further information about this position please contact Arthur Glasfeld ( An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


Reed College was founded in 1908 in Portland, Oregon, as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Reed provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. Social life at Reed consists of a wide variety of on- and off-campus opportunities for diversion, including art, music, theatre, lectures, movies, and sports. The list of activities and organizations is long and constantly growing—with every activity open to all.
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