Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Job description

About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Department:
The Chemistry Department offers an inclusive, engaged learning environment with small classes where women and gender non-conforming students are encouraged to break barriers to STEM fields.

The Position:
We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry specializing in analytical and/or inorganic chemistry. Appointment will begin August 1, 2020. The successful candidate will have evidence of exemplary teaching, publications and potential for scholarly research that will impact their field, and a proven track record of mentoring diverse undergraduate students. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the sciences including Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Public Health & Health Equity, and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program. Candidates who can support the major in Environmental Science as well as the Chemistry major are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate may teach such classes as General Chemistry I and II, Analytical Chemistry, and/or Inorganic Chemistry. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching 18 credits per year, advising approximately 25 students, and other departmental and college service. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required by the start date of August 2020. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry or an aligned field in hand at time of appointment
  • Potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Research plan that will be productive and include undergraduates

    Additional Information:

    This is an exempt, full-time position and includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college match after a qualifying period. Faculty members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance.

    Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

    All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, submit the following documents at

  • Employee Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter and
  • Contact Information for 3 References

    Please submit current CV, a cover letter detailing teaching and mentoring experience, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample syllabi and course evaluations, a research proposal, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 30.

    Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

    Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Copyright ©2017 Inc. All rights reserved.

    Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency





    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 9/13/2019
    Application Due: 10/2/2019
    Work Type: