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Laboratory Instructor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Biochemistry Program and Department of Chemistry at Smith College invite applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, three-year Laboratory Instructor faculty position to begin July 1, 2024.  Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include laboratory courses within the introductory chemistry curriculum, including general chemistry I lab (CHM 111L) and courses within the biochemistry curriculum, including biochemistry I lab (BCH 253). Candidates must have a strong foundation in chemistry and biochemistry, or related fields, and potential for excellence in teaching.  Strong candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry are especially encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Chemistry may be found at Details about the Biochemistry Program, which is run by a committee of faculty drawn from the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences,  may be found at

Submit application at  with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, and teaching statement.  Three confidential letters of recommendation are also required. Finalists may be asked for additional materials.  Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024. and will continue until the position is filled.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.


Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

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