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Assistant Professor in Physical/Analytical

Employer
Providence College
Location
Providence, Rhode Island
Salary
Salary $65,000+ commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of physical or analytical chemistry, beginning August 1, 2022. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral or equivalent experience is encouraged. We are seeking candidates who are committed to engaged learning and collaborative, original research with undergraduate students, who employ inclusive practices in undergraduate teaching, and who will participate in the wider life of the Department and the College. Successful applicants will be expected to teach lecture and laboratory courses at the introductory level (general chemistry) and at more advanced levels in their subdiscipline (physical or analytical chemistry). A willingness to teach courses for nonscience majors is also valued. Candidates are expected to train and mentor undergraduates in the research laboratory and to establish an active, externally funded research program involving our students. The College continues to make progress in its commitment to building a culturally diverse and welcoming educational environment. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is especially interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service obligations. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter and teaching statement evidence of a demonstrated commitment to and/or experience with engaging diverse students both in the classroom and potentially through collaborative research experiences. Applicants should complete the online application form at https://careers.providence.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for application purposes), a description of research plans, and a statement of their philosophy on teaching, mentoring, and managing research at a primarily undergraduate institution. Also required are three confidential letters of recommendation. Qualified applications received by October 13th will be guaranteed consideration. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accredited by the ACS and its biochemistry degree is also accredited by ASBMB. For more information on our academic programs, faculty/students, or facilities, please visit our webpage (chemistry.providence.edu).

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Founded in 1917 by the Dominican Friars, it is located in the vibrant and diverse capital city of Providence, RI. It has been acknowledged by US News & World Report as #1 in its 2021 rankings of Regional Universities North. It is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and the College especially encourages applications from women, persons of color, and other groups typically underrepresented on college faculties.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry currently has nine full-time tenure-track faculty members, a teaching laboratory coordinator and an administrative assistant. The department offers two B.S. degree tracks, one in chemistry and one in biochemistry. It also offers a B.A. degree in chemistry that is often coupled with study in education or business. Recent graduates have gone on to enroll at prestigious research and medical programs including MIT, California-­Bekeley, Cal Tech, Wisconsin-­Madison, Columbia, Northwestern, Princeton and Yale. Some of these alums have completed NIH post-bac programs and currently three alums hold prestigious NSF graduate fellowships.
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