The Chemistry department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. Strong applicants will have expertise to teach in the two-semester Physical Chemistry sequence, lecture and laboratory, and will bring to the department an area of research grounded in physical chemistry or a related field (Materials, Environmental, Physical Organic, Physical Inorganic, etc.). Additional possible teaching responsibilities include Introductory Chemistry, Research Methods, and/or other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to guide student research during the summer and advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Further information about the department can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry. Please submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/25614. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Suggestions for issues to address in your teaching and research statements can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry/jobs. Questions may be directed to Karen Brewer, Acting Chair, Chemistry Department, Hamilton College. Review of applications will begin on September 30.
Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
There is no prescribed format for the statement of teaching interests. However, some of the topics that could be addressed that the search committee would find helpful include:
Likewise, there is no standard format for a statement of research interests. Submission of standard research proposals is fine but keep in mind that at a small liberal arts college, the search committee usually includes most or all members of a department so your proposals will be read by faculty outside of your particular field of chemistry. It is often helpful to submit short (one to two page) summaries of your proposals for a general chemistry audience, in addition to full, detailed proposals. Along with your technical proposal you may also want to address: