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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry at Colgate University invites applications for one or more one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning in the fall semester of 2023. Applications are invited from any area of chemistry, with expertise in physical chemistry preferred for one position. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field is required at the time of hire or shortly after. The successful candidate will teach an annual five-course load with contributions to the introductory-level chemistry curriculum and possibly elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Visitors will have the opportunity, if desired, to conduct research and aid in supervising undergraduate research students. They will also gain professional development through mentoring in teaching and conducting research at an undergraduate institution.

To apply, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching interests (maximum of two single-spaced pages), research interests (maximum of one single-spaced page), and the names of two references must be submitted through Two letters of recommendation will be requested when candidates are selected for a preliminary interview. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Please note that no work visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Chemistry Department offers strong BA programs in biochemistry and chemistry and has excellent facilities for teaching and research. Further information about the Chemistry Department can be found at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Colgate University is a highly selective, independent, coeducational liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2900 undergraduates in programs that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree and employing approximately 800.

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