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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York
9 month; Tenure track; Salary TBD
Closing date
Sep 14, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Applied, Research-Basic, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Chemistry Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Physical or Biophysical Chemistry to begin August 1, 2023. A Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, or a related field, or ABD status is required, as is evidence of excellent teaching and a commitment to undergraduate research. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Physical Chemistry and our Introductory Chemistry sequence on a regular basis. The ability to contribute to our Biochemistry curriculum and teach Biochemistry I and/or Biochemistry seminar is desirable. We seek candidates who will foster equity and inclusivity in the classroom and on our campus, and serve students from diverse and varied backgrounds. Recent Ph.D.’s and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are seeking an individual who is committed to teaching and developing an active research program with undergraduates at a small, residential institution. The Chemistry department is ACS-certified, well-equipped (including GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, FT-IR, UV-vis, fluorimeters, electrochemistry equipment and Gaussian) and has a large and diverse group of Chemistry students. Start-up funds are available.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective, gender diverse residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 1,700, the Colleges provide a rigorous curriculum from which students choose two areas of concentration from a wide array of majors and minors, and offer three Master’s programs. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a signed cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy including a statement describing how you create an inclusive classroom, research plans, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent via Interfolio: For ABD applicants, one letter should be from the dissertation supervisor, indicating progress toward completion of the degree. Additional inquiries can be directed to the Chair of Chemistry, Kristin Slade ( For more information about the program see

HWS is currently searching for additional tenure-track positions in Education, Media and Society, and Psychological Science. Please visit our Human Resources page for more information:


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are an equal opportunity employer that strives for full inclusion of diverse communities. We are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature. EOE


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