The departments of Biology and Chemistry and the Program in Biological Chemistry at Bates College invite applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2013. A. Ph.D is preferred but ABD will be considered. The successful applicant will teach five courses per year (with a lab section counting as one-half course), including two semesters of Organic Chemistry with associated laboratory sections; an upper-level elective for majors in Biology, Biological Chemistry and Chemistry; and an additional course that would serve students with an interest in biology and chemistry. We especially value research and teaching contributions in medicinal chemistry and/or chemical ecology.
Bates and the Program in Biological Chemistry are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and outreach can further this goal.
Review of applications begins 15 December 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements on teaching and research, including plans for involving undergraduates in a research program. Send all materials to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at firstname.lastname@example.org  and include in the subject line your last name and Biological Chemistry R2134. Please arrange for the email submission of three letters of recommendation, also in PDF format. Graduate transcripts will be requested of finalists.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu .