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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience, includes full benefits
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at Carthage College invites applications for a full-time, renewable three-year appointment starting August 2022. The successful candidate will teach general chemistry courses and occasionally, organic chemistry. Candidates from all specialties are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also provide creative direction for our General Chemistry Laboratory program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemistry or Chemical Education and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and supporting a diverse student population.

The Chemistry Department is ACS certified and has recently moved into a newly renovated science center. Our equipment includes a 400-MHz NMR, GC-MS, HPLC, GC, FTIR, MP-AES, and UV/VIS. The Carthage faculty is firmly committed to the liberal arts tradition and interdisciplinary work. A demonstration of teaching ability will be required at the final interview.

More information about the Department may be found at

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement on how you can contribute to the Carthage College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Please send the application packet, as a single pdf, to

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the David Brownholland, Chair of Chemistry, at

For best consideration, applications should be received by November 26th, 2021. Questions can be sent to David Brownholland, Chair of Chemistry, at

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


Carthage was founded in 1847 and is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences. With enrollment of approximately 2,600 full-time and 400 part-time students, Carthage awards degrees in more than 40 subject areas and has a long-standing commitment to educating the whole person by nourishing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical dimensions of students' lives. Carthage is situated on the Lake Michigan shore, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee and is a focal point in the Kenosha community.
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