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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut (US)
Competitive Salary

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic University that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded over 45,000 degrees since 1951, developing and supporting a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.

Job Description:

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2024.  This is a non-tenure track position. 

The position is for instruction in our General Chemistry for the Health Sciences curriculum, a required one-semester lecture course and a required one-semester laboratory course for all nursing students as well as many pre-health students. The teaching load will be three undergraduate General Chemistry for the Health Sciences lecture sections and one undergraduate General Chemistry for the Health Sciences laboratory sections each semester.  The lecture and laboratory materials for these courses are coordinated to complement each other.  The candidate will have the option to make a contribution to university service opportunities.


Applicants are expected to have completed a M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry or an allied field, or should expect to receive their degree by summer 2024. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate lecture and laboratory teaching, and should have undergraduate lecture and laboratory teaching experience, preferably in General Chemistry for the Health Sciences or in a similar course. Candidates should have good communication skills and experience using classroom/laboratory technology. Additionally, a commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom and laboratory is required.

Additional Information:

The Department consists of eleven full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center.  The Department has high quality NSF-funded instrumentation including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer.   Our Department offers ACS-accredited B.S. degrees in Chemistry and in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, including departmental events and guest lecturers, and a large student interest in the health sciences. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.   A thriving STEM community for faculty and students is demonstrated by an annual symposium featuring undergraduate student-faculty research, presentation of scholarly work at professional conferences, excellent graduate school acceptance rates, and a highly successful pre-health professions program.

Fairfield University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,968 undergraduate and 1,321 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately, for full consideration all materials must be submitted by June 20th.

For full consideration, please click “” and upload the following materials:

-a curriculum vitae

-a cover letter of application

-statement of teaching philosophy for teaching General Chemistry for the Health Sciences

-examples of sample syllabi and teaching evaluations is recommended

-unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts

-contact information for three references

-statement of interests and experience with diversity, equity and inclusion

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: by June 20th for full consideration of the application.

Please direct questions to Dr. Amanda Harper-Leatherman, Search Committee Chair, at


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