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Visiting Assistant Professor

Denison University
Denison University, Granville, OH
Competitive salary
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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The DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY at DENISON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a one-year (with possible extension to a second year) position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2022.  Teaching responsibilities include introductory and organic chemistry in both the classroom and laboratory.  The teaching load for this position is two courses with labs each semester.  A Ph.D. is preferred; candidates with teaching experience who have completed their doctoral research but not yet obtained the degree will be considered. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Our review of completed applications will begin February 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.  Our ACS-accredited department has well-developed programs in both chemistry and biochemistry, excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, and a broad range of instrumentation that is used in both teaching and research (  See our website ( for more detailed descriptions of our program.  Individuals who identify as racially or ethnically underrepresented in STEM disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. 


Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at  Required documents include a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders.


Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Our commitment to being an antiracist and diverse learning and working community is essential to our educational mission.  To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an academically and culturally diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources, please see our Diversity Contact List at 

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community, operate our campus safely, and comply with federal requirements, Denison requires all new employees, both faculty and staff, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an authorized exemption is approved. For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit

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