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Berry College Human Resources
Mount Berry, Georgia
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY AT BERRY COLLEGE, an ACS and ASBMB approved program, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of organic chemistry to begin in August 2023.

The candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program involving undergraduate students. The department has mentored 3 Goldwater Scholars in the past 5 years and is committed to continued undergraduate research excellence. In addition to a commitment to high quality teaching and scholarship, the successful candidate should also be an active participant in service to the campus community and mentoring students in a residential college environment.

Our collegial department of ten faculty members strives for excellence in teaching chemistry and mentoring students from a wide range of backgrounds in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. The candidate should share our department's commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, as well as our desire to promote opportunities for students from under-represented groups.

Berry is also committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from all groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.



Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, or a closely related field, with postdoctoral experience strongly preferred.



An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

About Berry College:

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.




Applicants should visit our employment website ( to submit the following: a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications and interest in this position; a CV; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research plans; a separate statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that includes a commitment to teaching a diverse student body; and three names of references.

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Mark Turlington (

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