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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Norwich University
Northfield, Vermont
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Jan 16, 2022

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry, with the desired start of July 1, 2022.

Teaching effectiveness is the most important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will usually teach 9 or 12 contact hours per semester (21 contact hours/year). A list of likely courses to teach includes Quantitative Analysis, Communication in Chemistry, Instrumental Methods, Analysis Laboratory, Chemistry Seminar, and Chemical Synthesis and Examination I and II. Detailed descriptions of these courses are at: ryandbiochemistry/#courseinventory

Professional development is an important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Faculty are expected to develop a research program appropriate for involving undergraduates that has the potential for publication or external presentation. Internal resources for professional development are available.

Service is another important criterion for faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure. Faculty members must participate willingly, effectively, and collegially in the operations of the department, college, and university. Advising undergraduate students is a required service.

About Norwich University:

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that offers both residential, baccalaureate programs as well as distance-learning, undergraduate degree completion, and master's programs. There are 2400 residential undergraduates, some choosing a traditional college lifestyle and others a military lifestyle.

Located in central Vermont just south of Montpelier, the village of Northfield offers a peaceful rural setting with excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Burlington, Vermont is within an hour's drive; Montreal and Boston, three. The University of Vermont, Dartmouth College and Middlebury College are an hour away.



The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related field. They are expected to deliver a high-quality undergraduate education in chemistry, have an active research program, advise undergraduate students, and serve on department, college, and university committees.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. 


Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

 A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.


Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit: a one-page cover letter; a CV; a one-page teaching philosophy; the names of three references; and a Norwich application.

Review of applications will begin on January 28, 2022. The position is contingent on funding with teaching commitments beginning in mid-August.



Norwich University is a small and academically diverse college nestled in the green hills of central Vermont. Boston, New York, and Montreal are just a few hours' drive away, but the Northfield campus is small, safe, and community-oriented. Norwich enrolls more than 2800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs with approximately 1100 in the Corps of Cadets, 700 traditional undergraduate students, and over 1000 on line graduate program. Norwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental coverage, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a retirement annuity program and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.
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