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Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Starting at $57,000 plus benefits
Closing date
Feb 2, 2024

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Inorganic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024 for a two-year appointment. The successful applicant will teach lecture and laboratory sections of core courses in General Chemistry and Chemical Measurement & Analysis. The opportunity to teach an upper-level course in the applicant’s area of expertise may be possible. Excellent facilities for research are available, including a dedicated research laboratory and access to a rich array of instrumentation. The opportunity also exists, at the candidate’s discretion, to establish student research collaborations. The successful applicant will have a broad background in chemistry and possess strong teaching, writing, and interpersonal skills. Our community is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Strong candidates will demonstrate their aptitude for this environment in their application materials by reflecting on their teaching and mentoring experiences to date, and describing their plans for the future.

Applications must include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, and a statement concerning mentoring a diverse student body. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the time of appointment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning late January 2024. Questions may be directed to the Department Chair, Professor Darren Hamilton.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.



Mount Holyoke College, located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, employs approximately 1000 with 2,100 students from all 50 United States and more than 80 countries. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Five College consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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