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Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry

Ripon College
Ripon, Wisconsin
Salary Range based on Experience
Closing date
Feb 25, 2022

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Field of specialization
Inorganic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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The faculty at Ripon College are a talented and dynamic group of teacher-scholars who work closely with a diverse student population on capstone and undergraduate research projects, and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with one another on scholarship and creative activity. The faculty benefit from wide-ranging opportunities for support including curriculum development grants, travel grants, scholarly/artistic grants, and colleague teaching grants.  Successful applicants for faculty positions at Ripon College will join a group of teacher-scholars who embrace the standards of social justice; value the principles of equity and inclusion; and seek to foster and facilitate student achievement at all levels.


Ripon College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2022. A Ph.D. in inorganic or physical chemistry or a related area is required. A dedication to teaching undergraduates and to establishing a vigorous collaborative undergraduate research program with some external support is essential. Teaching duties will include advanced general chemistry, intermediate inorganic or physical chemistry courses, interdisciplinary courses consistent with areas of expertise, and active participation in courses serving Ripon's novel Catalyst core curriculum. Departmental instrumentation includes LC/MS, GC/MS, 300 MHz NMR, FTIR, digital polarimetry with campus wide spectroscopic and molecular biology instrumentation available. 

Applicants should submit an application letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal, and three letters of recommendation to Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is open to all qualified applicants.  Ripon College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including,  for example,  African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy.  Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H1B sponsorship) is available for this position.

At Ripon College, the health and safety of our employees, students and contractors is our number one priority. Upon hire, please plan on either showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson and Johnson or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or plan on being part of weekly (every seven days) COVID-19 surveillance testing, with a negative result.  Masks are also presently required on campus.  

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer.


Ripon College, founded in 1851, is an independent, residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students from 36 states and 17 foreign countries. Ripon is nationally recognized for its quality undergraduate education.
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