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Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Closing date
Oct 1, 2022

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Field of specialization
Inorganic, Materials
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Vassar College


Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry


Department: Chemistry Department


Posting Removal Date: 09/26/2022


Posting Number: F052P


For full consideration applicants should apply by: 09/15/2022


About Vassar College


Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.


Position Introduction


The Department of Chemistry at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Inorganic Chemistry with a preferred specialty in Materials Science beginning Fall 2023.


AA Statement


Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.


Position Description


Candidates should have a PhD with post-doctoral experience and a commitment to undergraduate education. The preferred candidate will be able to teach Introductory Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and associated instrumental analysis techniques. Opportunities also exist to teach in the upper-level Integrated Laboratory, other courses that the successful candidate may develop, and interdisciplinary programs. We seek a candidate who will develop a vigorous undergraduate research program in a field of Inorganic Chemistry complementary to existing departmental expertise. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses per year plus research or other intensively mentored work with students.


How to Apply


Candidates should submit:

-A letter of application


-A statement describing teaching philosophy

-A statement describing research plans

-A statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements

-Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial application)

-Three letters of recommendation


Applications should be addressed to Dr. Keimowitz and submitted online. Address any questions to Alison Keimowitz via email, Review of applicant materials will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after September 15 will be reviewed.


Special Instructions to Applicants


To Apply


All applicants must apply online at:


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