Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 17, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

We are seeking candidates for a one-semester faculty position (sabbatical replacement) as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry for Fall 2018.  The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for teaching organic chemistry and associated lab courses to majors in our ACS accredited program.


Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will report to the Chair of the Science Department and Dean of the School of Arts, Science and Business, and be responsible for carrying out assignments including:

  • Teaching two sections of organic chemistry I lecture and three sections of laboratory
  • Helping prepare materials for organic chemistry lab
  • Holding office hours and review sessions for organic chemistry
  • Participating in University and Department events as needed


Earned doctorate or ABD in Chemistry with specific expertise in organic chemistry.  Previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.