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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Wellesley College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive package of benefits
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

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Field of specialization
Green Chemistry
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Chemistry Department of Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall of 2024. Applicants should have expertise at the interface of inorganic and organic chemistry, such as a focus on materials chemistry, organometallics, and/or synthetic methodologies. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence and inclusivity in undergraduate education and will be prepared to teach effectively at the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels in their subfield. They will also have a well-developed plan to initiate and lead a sustainable research program that actively involves undergraduates; a competitive start-up package will be provided. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the time of appointment; candidates who are ABD at the time of application are welcome to apply.


Wellesley College is a highly selective liberal arts college for women located in the suburbs of Boston, USA, with a student body of ~2300 that is very diverse along many dimensions. In recent years, the NSF has ranked us as the top liberal arts college nationally in terms of generating female Ph.D.s in STEM fields. We believe that a welcoming, supportive, and engaged student and faculty community composed of varied identities, backgrounds, and perspectives is crucial to our intellectual strength and development. Our faculty members value effective teaching, equity and inclusivity, and service to our community. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (~2 pages), a research statement (~3-4 pages), and the names/email addresses of three referees who will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants should also explicitly speak to their commitment to and perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion in whatever manner is most appropriate for them within their application package. Individually, the three letters of recommendation can be from any prior or current component of the candidate’s education or experience, but collectively, they should explicitly speak to the candidate’s promise for both successful teaching and research.


Application materials should be submitted via Review of applications will begin on September 15th and will continue on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mala Radhakrishnan, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, at


All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID‐19.


Wellesley College is a liberal arts college for women located just 12 miles west of Boston, is a 500-acre campus of woodlands, hills, meadows, an arboretum, ponds, miles of footpaths, fitness trails, and athletic fields and facilities borders scenic Lake Waban. The mission of Wellesley College is to provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Wellesley's reputation as a place of teaching, learning and sharing extends far beyond our classrooms, and our mission to make a difference extends beyond the students. Each member of our community-students, faculty and staff- make a difference in one another's lives, and in the life of the College. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse blend of talented, enthusiastic individuals who will take full advantage of the extraordinary environment and resources available to them to further their lives and careers.

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