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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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The Chemistry Department at Carleton College is seeking applications for a full-time, one-year position, at the Visiting Assistant Professor level starting September 1, 2023. We seek a chemist who is strongly committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and who can help further our community goals in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect, including through a commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. The position will primarily involve teaching introductory courses in our “Principles of Chemistry” series, as well as a possible upper-level offering in the candidate’s area of expertise. A completed Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred, but applicants who are within one year of Ph.D. completion will be considered. The normal teaching load is one lecture and two laboratory sections per term, in each of three 10-week terms in the academic year. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.

We seek a chemist enthusiastic about spending a year at an undergraduate institution with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research, and participating in the life of the college. Carleton provides support for all aspects of faculty work through long-standing College and Department mentoring programs, cohort activities for new faculty, Provost's Office support, and extensive optional programming by our Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. 

To apply, complete the online application at, which consists of a cover letter, CV, a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. After an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience. Primary consideration will be given to applicants who have all materials submitted by February 17, 2023, and application review will continue until the position is filled.

Carleton College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with approximately 2000 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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