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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut
Compensation commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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Visiting Assistant Professor – Trinity College


The Department of Chemistry at Trinity College invites applications for two (2) one year, full-time visiting assistant professor to join our vibrant and diverse faculty and students in the fall term of 2024. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and possess the ability to teach introductory and/or organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. The successful candidates will be part of a team that collaborates in teaching the lecture and laboratory courses in introductory and organic chemistry. We use a guided-inquiry approach where the contribution of each student’s laboratory data plays a central role in how all students learn. One position will be devoted solely to teaching introductory chemistry (lecture and lab), while the second position will be devoted to teaching both organic chemistry (lecture) and introductory chemistry (lecture and lab).
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with full consideration given to those received by March 29, 2024. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Timothy Curran via email (;
A complete application should include a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page statement on teaching philosophy and goals, official transcripts (combined as one pdf), and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.  Regarding the teaching statement, candidates should address in this document how their teaching will succeed with the diverse student population at the College.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. In particular, applicants who require the H-1B visa cannot be considered, and applicants who require sponsorship for visas other than the H-1B visa will be required to pay all costs associated with visa applications.


Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.



Trinity College is a comprehensive university offering a full range of courses and degree programs for students of all ages, with a special emphasis on women's education in the College of Arts and Sciences, and professional development in the coeducational School of Professional Studies and School of Education. Trinity College is deeply committed to recruiting, selecting, promoting, and retaining women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. We strongly value diversity in the university community and seek to assure equality in education and employment.

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