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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bowdoin College, Chemistry Department
Brunswick, Maine
Competitive and commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 17, 2023

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Field of specialization
Analytical, General / Technical
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The Bowdoin College Chemistry Department seeks applicants for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor position in Chemistry to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will teach 2 courses each semester in the following areas: quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, a course at the introductory chemistry level, and a non-majors science class. Applicants should demonstrate a promise of successful scholarly engagement and dedication to inclusive excellence in teaching in a liberal arts environment ( PhD in chemistry or a related field is preferred; ABD considered. 

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population, and from those who will enrich and contribute to the multifaceted diversity of our college. We especially encourage applicants from historically excluded groups to apply. We aspire to be a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and thrive, and where institutional resources promote the development of equitable and inclusive teaching practices. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College:

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion; and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. 

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of ten faculty members (including five women and two faculty of color), six laboratory instructors who teach the laboratory components of core courses, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator. Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for research, teaching, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel, and community partnerships in courses. 

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

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