Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Lake Forest, Lake County / Mettawa, Lake County
Jul 23, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for liberal arts education including participation in the non-major/general-education chemistry curriculum. Candidates will be expected to develop an active research program with undergraduates. Ph.D. in chemistry required. Commitment to excellence in liberal arts education and postdoctoral experience are required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is strongly preferred. The Lake Forest College Chemistry department has an established history of emphasizing use of research-grade instrumentation across the curriculum beginning with a first year sequence that includes NMR and UV-vis spectroscopy and gas chromatography. Upper level students expand the use of instrumentation in the laboratory to include the use of IR, HPLC, spectrofluorimetry, GC-MS, X-ray crystallography, and flash photolysis. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in maintaining and enhancing this departmental priority in instrumentation. A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 47 states and 81 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and other members of historically underrepresented groups. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, a research plan, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and copies of graduate school transcripts to (please use “Instrumental 2015” in the subject field.) Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed under separate cover directly from the recommender to Official transcripts will be required for applicants that advance to the interview stage. Review of applications will begin September 12 and continue until the position is filled.