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Three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 29, 2023

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  

The Chemistry Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a three-year visiting position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and must exhibit a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college. Applications are welcome from candidates who specialize in any sub-discipline of chemistry or in interdisciplinary areas. The successful candidate must be able to teach physical chemistry and physical chemistry lab. Additionally, this person will teach four other courses per year, which could include introductory chemistry, introductory chemistry laboratory, and an advanced course in chemistry or a related discipline. Other opportunities to teach in the curriculum include a senior capstone course in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other courses that align with the candidate’s training. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences – you can hear from faculty using the link here link. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.

Please apply online at Human Resources | Rhodes CollegeA complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin April 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates should regularly check their email, as you may be prompted for the names and contact information for three references. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.




Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee . We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 18th largest metropolitan area. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

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