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Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical or Organic Chemistry

Saint Michael's College
Colchester, Vermont
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 31, 2024

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Saint Michael's College is inviting applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in either Analytical or Organic Chemistry. This is a one-year position beginning in August 2024. The individual will have a Ph.D. (or A.B.D.) in Analytical Chemistry or Organic chemistry or closely related fields. The teaching load is 3-3, with labs counting as a full course. Teaching responsibilities for the Analytical applicant would be a chemical analysis course and associated lab in the fall and an instrumental analysis course and associated lab in the spring. Other teaching responsibilities would be based on the applicant’s expertise. Teaching responsibilities for the Organic applicant would be a combination of organic chemistry lectures and laboratories. Our department is approved by the American Chemical Society and has a strong commitment to undergraduate research. Modest funds and space to support the visitor in mentoring student research are available.

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants must have the following:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Organic chemistry or closely related fields or ABD by August 2024

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • A cover letter describing experiences relevant to the teaching needs of the department
  • Curriculum vitae Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Brief statement of research plans, including roles for student collaborators
  • A one-page statement describing your skills, experiences, and activities that foster and support equity, inclusion, and belonging in and outside the classroom for students of all backgrounds and identities, particularly those who are marginalized and minoritized
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references; reference letters will be requested at a later stage

For full consideration, please submit your application materials by March 15, 2024. The position remains open until filled.



Founded in 1904 by the Society of Saint Edmund (SSE), Saint Michael's College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts college located on a 440-acre campus in Colchester, Vermont. The student body consists of approximately 1,900 full-time undergraduate students, 500 full- and part-time graduate students, and 50 to 100 international students in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The undergraduates come from 27 states and 13 countries, with about 77 percent from outside Vermont and a gender split of approximately 54 percent women and 46 percent men.

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