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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Job TitleAssistant Professor of ChemistryClassification TitleRankTenure InformationTenure TrackJob Description

The Chemistry Department (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/chemistry) at Rhodes College (https://www.rhodes.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and will demonstrate the ability to teach a contemporary Physical Chemistry lecture course and an accompanying laboratory course. The successful candidate must exhibit a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program involving undergraduate students. Applications are welcome from candidates whose research is in any sub-discipline of chemistry or in interdisciplinary areas including but not limited to computational chemistry, environmental chemistry, and materials science. Research will be supported by start-up funds and lab space. Possibilities for additional research support include internal summer research grants for faculty, fellowships for student researchers, and travel funds for faculty and students. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with interdisciplinary programs, including Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies & Sciences, and Neuroscience. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses per year, two of which will be Physical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Other opportunities to teach in the curriculum include introductory chemistry, senior capstone in the candidate’s area of specialization, and other courses that align with the candidate’s training.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/college-handbook-employee-policies/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy-0)

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; 4) a separate statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a separate research statement (up to two pages) that includes the involvement of undergraduate research students, 6) the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin October 12, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Required Education

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field.

Required QualificationsPreferred QualificationsPosting NumberF00078POpen Date08/25/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsRecruiter/Contact for ApplicantLoretta Jackson-HayesContact Email for [email protected] Number for Applicant901-843-3510Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  5. Professional References
  6. Teaching Philosophy Statement
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    Posted: 8/26/2020
    Application Due: 11/24/2020
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