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Full-Time Faculty Position in Chemistry at Bennington College

Bennington College
Bennington, Vermont
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Oct 15, 2022

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Full-Time Faculty Position in Chemistry at Bennington College


Bennington College seeks a chemist to join its faculty, beginning July 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or closely aligned field. Candidates must be able to teach across the chemistry curriculum and be willing to extend their teaching beyond traditional curricular boundaries; the teaching environment supports innovation by offering small class sizes and a culture that strongly encourages active student engagement. The successful applicant will pursue an original research program that involves undergraduates; area of research specialization is open, but candidates pursuing research in biochemistry, environmental chemistry or computational chemistry are especially encouraged to apply.


Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. Bennington’s open curricular structures facilitate innovative teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries and small class sizes enable student-centered and engaged learning within the classroom. Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Full-time faculty teach five courses per year, and fully engaged student advising is an expectation.


Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) is accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—prioritizes flexible thought and invites the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.


Candidates should apply online by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement that describes the candidate’s pedagogy and a description of a liberal arts course that would be of particular interest to develop; d) description of proposed research and; e) names and contact information for three references; candidates should arrange for letters to be sent separately to


In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.


Priority will be given to applications received by October 15, 2022. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.


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