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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, New York
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Vassar College

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Department: Chemistry Department

Posting Removal Date:

Posting Number: F086P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 09/22/2023

About Vassar College

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction

The Department of Chemistry at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position who will develop a vigorous undergraduate research program and curriculum in Analytical Chemistry.

AA Statement

Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description

Candidates should have a PhD with post-doctoral experience; a commitment to undergraduate education; and the ability to teach Introductory Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and the upper-level Integrated Laboratory. Opportunities also exist to develop courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Experience in electrochemistry is preferred but not required and candidates are encouraged to teach and/or collaborate within interdisciplinary programs such as Environmental Studies. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses per year plus research with students or other intensively mentored work with students.

Salary Wage Range

Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this position is $89,000 to $99,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previous tenure-line experience who will be on an accelerated tenure clock. When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting. The starting salary for an Assistant Professor in this position with a PhD beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock in Fall 2024 is $93,000.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a letter of application; CV; official undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy that also addresses how they would approach either the Instrumental Analysis or Integrated Laboratory courses; a statement of research plans; a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements with undergraduates (additional information can be found at; and three letters of recommendation.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Keimowitz and submitted online at For inquiries, email Dr. Keimowitz, Chair of Chemistry, Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after September 22 will be reviewed.

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To Apply

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