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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Defiance College
Defiance, Ohio
Not specified
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Field of specialization
Forensic, General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Defiance College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry. We are looking for a passionate and committed teacher-scholar that can easily move between introductory and upper-division chemistry courses. Responsibilities include a 12-credit per semester teaching load focused on a variety of courses that include General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis, and Forensic Science, among others within the applicant’s area of expertise. The position duties also include academic advising; assisting with program leadership and curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in chemistry or a closely-related field; ABD will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong teaching record that incorporates robust pedagogical strategies, a demonstrated commitment to sustaining a research program focused on undergraduates, and good interpersonal skills with an emphasis on the importance of collaboration.

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references electronically to Additional information about Defiance College is available at Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Position begins in August 2023.


Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.


Defiance College, chartered in 1850, has been nationally recognized for its successful efforts to implement a model of civic engagement and service learning. The College is featured in Colleges of Distinction as well as Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement published by The Princeton Review. Defiance College is ranked among the top 25 schools in the nation for service learning and in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, and has been named with distinction to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The College has also been recognized by the Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges. The campus is located in the city of Defiance in northwest Ohio and is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Church of Christ. With broad opportunities for international academic research and student leadership through the McMaster School, Defiance College offers a small college environment with a high degree of student/faculty interaction and flexibility in developing pedagogical and research interests.

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