The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall semester of 2022, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, in the area of Analytical Chemistry.
Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs. Oberlin College is the recipient of a 2017 HHMI Inclusive Excellence Award. Through this program, Oberlin aims to advance its historic role in inclusion by enhancing the climate for and success of a diverse population in STEM. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has about 25 majors in each graduating class. The department is well equipped for teaching and research. Instrumentation includes 400-MHz and 600-MHz multinuclear FT-NMR spectrometers, x-ray powder diffractometer, thermal analysis (TGA/DTA and DSC), FT-Raman/IR, FT-IR, atomic absorption, and UV-Vis-NIR spectrometers as well as chromatographic (GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS), and biochemical instrumentation. Additional information about the department can be found on the departmental web site at: http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/chemistry/
The incumbent will teach courses and/or lab section(s) in the areas of analytical chemistry and general chemistry. The incumbent may, as desired,supervise undergraduate students in research.
Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2022. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring an understanding of, or experience working with, underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) an unofficial graduate transcript; 4) a statement detailing your commitment to and experience in diversity and equity in teaching; and 5) Letters of Reference from three recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/
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Review of applications will begin on Feb 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Feb 1 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: Jason.Belitsky@oberlin.edu or Jason Belitsky, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at 440-775-8303