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Laboratory Instructor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Smith College
Northampton, MA

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Laboratory Instructor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Northampton, MA
Open Date:
Apr 4, 2024

The Biochemistry Program and Department of Chemistry at Smith College invite applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, three-year Laboratory Instructor faculty position to begin July 1, 2024, with a possible extension subject to curricular need and job performance.  Teaching responsibilities for this position will regularly include laboratory courses within the  introductory chemistry curriculum, including general chemistry I lab (CHM 111L) and courses within the biochemistry curriculum, including biochemistry I lab (BCH 253). Candidates must have a strong foundation in chemistry and biochemistry, or related fields, and potential for excellence in teaching.  Strong candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry are especially encouraged to apply.


Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Chemistry may be found at Details about the Biochemistry Program, which is run by a committee of faculty drawn from the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences,  may be found at

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty.  The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.

Application Instructions:

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, and teaching statement. Three confidential letters of recommendation are also required. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024. and will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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