Visiting Position in Physical Chemistry (Open-Rank Search)

Amherst, MA
Jan 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Amherst College Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The appointment will begin in July 2017 and will continue until June 2018. Depending on departmental staffing needs for the 2018–2019 academic year, renewal for a second year may be possible.

Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty-four percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 17 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Fifty-one percent of our students are women. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student's demonstrated need, and 58 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or related discipline and calls for teaching physical chemistry at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of lectures, labs, and discussion sections. Opportunities for pursuing research will also be available.

Applicants should submit electronically to a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; and the contact information for two confidential references. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor David Hansen, Chair of Chemistry, at

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.




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