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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2022)

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Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington, VA

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2022)

Location:
Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Mar 25, 2022
Description:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Washington and Lee University seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to teach General Chemistry and the associated labs, as well as a non-science major’s laboratory science course. The one-year position starts July 1st, 2022 and requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field (ABD Ph.D. candidates will be considered). Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 6.0 course load and may have access to institutional resources to engage students with undergraduate research.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees with a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives come together to learn, work, and thrive. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we encourage applications from individuals who identify as part of a community that is underrepresented in academia and science.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1820 undergraduate students located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is annually ranked among the top 10 national liberal arts colleges. The Department has ACS-certified programs in both chemistry and biochemistry. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of our academic community. All applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with a diversifying student body in the cover letter.


Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field is preferred. ABD Ph.D. candidates will also be considered. Teaching experience is highly desirable.


Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/104566.

Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter that summarizes current scholarship, identifies plans for future scholarship, discusses teaching interests and experience, and demonstrates ability to work with a diversifying student population; a curriculum vitae; graduate and undergraduate transcripts; a one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy; a one- to two-page research statement; and three confidential letters of recommendation. Letter writers will contribute their materials directly via Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin April 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Lisa Alty, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at [email protected].


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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About W&L

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world. 
 
Our historic campus, situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is home to a vibrant, welcoming community distinguished by an entirely student-run Honor System that pushes students to take responsibility and realize their potential as citizens, peers and leaders. 
 
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L offers incredible opportunity for those with incredible potential. Every voice matters at W&L because our core values of honor, integrity and civility are fundamental to our culture and they influence the thoughtful ways our students and faculty approach every conversation.
 
W&L’s Mission Statement
Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Employee Benefits and Paid Time Off
Washington and Lee offers an extensive range of health care and life insurance benefits, retirement options, educational assistance programs, wellness programs, and work/life initiatives to serve our staff and faculty. We are committed to providing a competitive benefit package to attract and retain exceptional employees. For an overview of offerings for full-time benefit eligible employees, see the Benefits Guidebook and additional information about paid time off, educational grants, and our home loan program.
 
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 

 

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