Vassar College

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


The Chemistry Department at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2021.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and 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. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

The candidate should have a PhD with postdoctoral experience and a commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Biochemistry and Introductory Chemistry, and to develop a vigorous undergraduate research program in a field of biochemistry. Opportunities to teach in interdisciplinary programs also exist. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses per year plus research or other intensively mentored work with students.

To apply, please visit Candidates should submit a letter of application; CV; official undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; statements of teaching philosophy and research plans; a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements; and three letters of recommendation. For inquiries, email Dr. Alison Keimowitz, Chair,

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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Last updated: 2020-09-25