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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden Sydney, Virginia
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Sep 22, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry beginning August 2022.  In addition to teaching organic chemistry and intermediate lab and mentoring undergraduate researchers, teaching responsibilities may include general chemistry lecture, introductory lab, and/or advanced courses in the candidate’s specialty.  The teaching load is seven courses over the year, with lecture and laboratory offerings given equal weight.  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 enjoy the department’s unique laboratory program composed of eight semester-long research-style projects, the last four of which are directed independent research projects.  The department, which has mentored two Goldwater Scholars in the past seven years, is equipped with research grade instruments and has a burgeoning instrument endowment.  We move into a new building, the Pauley Science Center, in the summer of 2022.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a research statement anticipating undergraduate participation, and three confidential reference letters via Interfolio  Further questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Dunn ( Formal review of applications begins October 15, 2021.

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation 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 70 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.

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