Ian Rosenstein, Chair
(315) 859-4730

Chemistry Department
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

HAMILTON COLLEGE invites applications for a one-year visiting position in physical chemistry at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment officially begins on July 1, 2014 but formal responsibilities begin in mid-August. Anticipated primary teaching responsibilities will be in introductory chemistry and in junior level physical chemistry lecture and lab courses. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to direct student research projects. Applicants must possess a Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry or a closely related field and be committed to undergraduate education, have an interest in teaching a diverse student population, and demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Further information about the department can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry. Please submit curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/24617. Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair, Chemistry Department, Hamilton College. Review of applications will begin on March 24 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

HAMILTON COLLEGE invites applications for a one-year visiting position in organic chemistry at the rank of assistant professor. The appointment officially begins on July 1, 2014 but formal responsibilities begin in mid-August. Anticipated primary teaching responsibilities will be in the lecture and lab sections of the sophomore level organic chemistry courses and in the Research Methods course. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to direct student research projects. Applicants must possess a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field and be committed to undergraduate education, have an interest in teaching a diverse student population, and demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Further information about the department can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry. Please submit curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/24618. Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair, Chemistry Department, Hamilton College. Review of applications will begin on March 24 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES ABOUT TEACHING AND RESEARCH STATEMENTS

 

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:

  • motivation for teaching at a liberal arts college and the relationship between research and teaching and your general approach to teaching undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory
  • ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment
  • intended learning outcomes and strategies for student assessment in lecture and lab courses (especially for the junior level Physical Chemistry)
  • courses within our existing curriculum that you would be interested in teaching and courses you would be interested in teaching that would augment the existing curriculum
  • innovative or unusual ideas or methods for lecture or laboratory teaching (especially for junior level Physical Chemistry)

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:

  • how the broader ideas of your research program extend beyond your specific proposals and fit into the context of the work in that field today
  • the roles that undergraduate researchers, at both the senior and lower levels, would play in your projects both during the summer and throughout the academic year in the Senior Project
  • details of any specific instrumentation, equipment, and space needs that will be critical to the success of your research program