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Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor in Chemistry (Physical)

Knox College
Galesburg, Illinois
Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package
Closing date
Feb 2, 2022

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at Knox College invites applications for a full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor of Chemistry with a focus on physical chemistry. The appointment begins September 1, 2022 and may be renewed annually pending successful review.

The position involves a six-course teaching load per year (two courses each per ten-week trimester) that includes physical chemistry courses with associated laboratory components and contributions to the first year chemistry curriculum; upper level elective courses in candidate’s area of expertise possible. Modest funding and space to support supervision of undergraduate research will be available. Visiting faculty members at Knox are included in the professional and intellectual life of the College.

Our ACS-certified chemistry department and biochemistry program have excellent instrumentation and offer strong BA and BS degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. Professional development opportunities for the candidate include mentoring in teaching and undergraduate research in a supportive community of nine faculty in the chemistry department and biochemistry program (including five women), a stockroom manager and chemical hygiene officer, a laboratory coordinator, and a science technician.

Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values diversity and close interactions with students, as well as a desire to maintain an active research program. The candidate should show dedication to teaching excellence, to supporting a diverse student population (as over 35% of the student body identifies as American students of color with an additional 15% international students), and to scholarly engagement in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at: Qualifications: ● A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is preferred; exceptional ABD (or foreign equivalent) candidates will be considered for appointment as instructor. ● Candidates having expertise in any of the subdisciplines of physical chemistry are welcome to apply. To apply, candidates should submit:

1. A letter of application that explains interests and qualifications for the position

2. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy including plans for inclusive teaching at a diverse liberal arts college

3. A curriculum vitae

4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

5. Three confidential letters of recommendation

Submission via Interfolio: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Additional materials, including a description of a potential research project involving undergraduates, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via online video conference.

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures. Title IX Coordinator Kimberly K. Schrader Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209 337 South Cherry Street Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: 309-341-7751 Email: Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information. Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office 500 W Madison St., Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544 Phone: 312-730-1560 Email: Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below. For Employees: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Amy Chambers Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200 368 South Prairie Street Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: 309-341-7200 Email:

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