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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Newberry College
Newberry, South Carolina
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
Nov 2, 2022

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Newberry College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning in January 2023.  This position is an 18-month term appointment and is ideal for recent Ph.D. recipients planning to pursue teaching-focused academic careers.  Candidates should possess the education, skills, and experience to teach Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.  The successful candidate should be able to engage students through personalized pedagogy to be active participants in their learning, help the students build confidence in their intellectual abilities, and develop alternate strategies to help students grasp the material.  Newberry College values innovative pedagogy and active learning activities both in the classroom and the associated laboratory.


Duties and Responsibilities:  The position includes 12 credit hours per semester of chemistry courses (lecture and lab), including Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.  The successful candidate will be an active member of the Chemistry program, which includes being widely available for student help and developing student support programs such as supplemental instruction. 


About Newberry College:  Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship in the global society.   The Newberry College Chemistry Program supports an award-winning American Chemical Society (ACS) chapter, and offers extensive practical experience through its strong equipment holdings, including GC, FT-IR, UV-VIS, NMR, and GC-MS.


Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention. The successful candidate will have intercultural competence and history of success working with students from diverse and underrepresented populations.


Qualifications:  An earned doctorate (PhD) degree in Chemistry.  ABD will be considered.


Applications:  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. The successful candidate must submit to a background check and submit all official transcripts before beginning employment.  Electronic application materials should be emailed to Associate Dean, Dr. Christina Wendland ( Please include “Chemistry Faculty” in the subject line.





Newberry College, an innovative, four-year, coeducational liberal arts college associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, enrolls approximately 700 undergraduates. Located in the rolling hills of northwestern South Carolina, Newberry is a residential learning community dedicated to the intellectual and personal development of its students in a caring and supportive academic environment.

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