Chemistry Postdoc Fellow Aquatic Chemistry

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Chemistry Postdoc Fellow Aquatic ChemistryDate: 02/18/2021

The Department of Chemistry at Colby College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Aquatic Chemistry to begin July 1, 2021. This is a temporary two-year position.


We welcome applications from candidates with broad research interests in aquatic chemistry. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in lake biogeochemistry, environmental sensor design, photochemistry, and the application of machine learning for the analysis of environmental data. In addition to carrying out faculty-mentored research, the successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course per semester selected from: General Chemistry, Aquatic Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, or Instrumental Analysis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start date and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

The position is supported by a competitive compensation package, excellent instrumentation and laboratory facilities, and extensive infrastructure for field research.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter describing their interest in, and qualifications for, this position; (2) an updated curriculum vitae; (3) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; and (4) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates should clearly address how they expect to thrive in, and contribute to, the educational culture of a small liberal arts college that values diversity and inclusion. They should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to the search committee.

All materials should be uploaded as pdf files at:

Application review will begin on February 26, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be sent to [email protected] For more information about the Department of Chemistry please visit:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 8/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time