Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Physical Chemistry)

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Physical Chemistry)

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Jul 19, 2021

The Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2022, with the expectation that at least one position will be filled this academic year. Candidates will be considered with expertise in experimental physical chemistry or environmental analytical chemistry. Successful applicants will teach courses and laboratories at the introductory level and at more advanced levels in their subdisciplines. Further information about likely teaching responsibilities specific to each subdiscipline can be found at Newly hired faculty teach four courses (usually a combination of lectures and labs) in the first year. In following years, the standard course load per academic year is five courses. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide student research during the summer and is expected to advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Strong candidates will show the potential to develop a research program of interest to concentrators in Chemistry and associated interdisciplinary programs (Chemical Physics, Environmental Studies), as appropriate. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience is required. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Please submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to (Physical Chemistry), (Environmental Analytical Chemistry). Your cover letter and/or teaching statement should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Suggestions for topics to address in your teaching and research statements can be found on our website. Questions may be directed to Karen Brewer, Chair, Chemistry Department, Hamilton College ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses and Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


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Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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