Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tenure-Track Appointment

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Not specified

View more

Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Summary.  The Department of Chemistry at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. The candidate will contribute to biochemistry and introductory courses and will develop a dynamic, productive research program in biochemistry—broadly defined—involving undergraduates. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, which could be either classroom or laboratory courses, serving as an academic advisor, mentoring undergraduate research students, helping to maintain departmental instrumentation, and actively participating in the governance of the department and college. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our interdisciplinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and may also have opportunities to teach in the broader college curriculum through interdisciplinary courses and our First-Year Seminar program.


Qualifications. We seek a colleague who has a genuine interest in teaching, research, and advising/mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates must have a doctorate in chemistry or a closely allied field; ABDs will be considered if the degree will be completed prior to the start date. Postdoctoral research experience and/or college-level teaching experience are preferred but not required. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, and/or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community, and we welcome candidates in all areas of biochemistry—broadly defined—especially those that complement and diversify the department’s and college’s existing strengths. Candidates are expected to become high-quality teachers and productive researchers, and Gettysburg College provides support through start-up funds, departmental and external faculty mentorship, department-specific tenure and promotion guidelines, internal professional development funding, and family-friendly policies.


The Gettysburg College Chemistry Department considers the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty to be of critical importance to its educational mission. As a department we are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment that welcomes, supports, and respects all of its members, from all backgrounds and experiences. Each and every member is critical to developing a community that values the diversity of experiences including but not limited to race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and place of origin. The faculty and staff work to connect with and support each member of our community and expect all others to do the same in developing an environment that is free from harassment, exploitation, intimidation, and discrimination.


Application Details.  Please visit our website to submit your electronic application:


Include a cover letter stating specific interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy, including details about a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (3 pages maximum); a statement of future research plans including the role of undergraduates (3 pages maximum); and current email addresses for at least three professional references. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Applications and letters of recommendation received by October 1 will be given full consideration, but submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Tim Funk at [email protected]


Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 miles of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.




Gettysburg College Gettysburg College has been witness and participant to some of the most significant events in the history of our nation. Chartered in 1832 to provide education for the residents of south-central Pennsylvania, the College was a neighbor to fighting between Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. On July 1, math professor Michael Jacobs cancelled classes after telling his students that their minds were no longer on their lessons. Pennsylvania Hall, the College's first building, served during and after the Civil War battle as a hospital for the wounded, treating more than 700 Union and Confederate soldiers. On November 19, 1863, Gettysburg College students walked from Pennsylvania Hall into the historic town to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg CollegePresident Dwight D. Eisenhower was also closely associated with Gettysburg College. Following his presidency, he returned to Gettysburg to live and served the College as a member of its Board of Trustees. He wrote his memoirs in what is today the College's Admissions Office, now known as Eisenhower House.

Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg's founding principles embrace a rigorous liberal arts education that fosters a global perspective, a spirit of collaboration, a dedication to public service, and an enriching campus life. Currently ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College is committed to preparing more than 2,500 students from 40 states and 35 countries for the opportunities of a changing world. Students may choose from 36 majors, pursue interdisciplinary and self-designed majors, or complete one of several cooperative and dual-degree programs. More than 180 full-time faculty members - 95 percent having a doctorate or the highest earned degree in their fields - teach at Gettysburg, where the student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 18 students.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert