Kalamazoo College
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach general and organic chemistry. The position will begin September 2022. A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, or the equivalent is required (or evidence of imminent completion). Prior teaching experience is desirable, with candidates demonstrating an interest in undergraduate teaching. Candidates who have experience with programs and pedagogical approaches that are especially effective in attracting and retaining women and students who are typically underrepresented in the discipline are especially encouraged to apply. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The department seeks to mentor visiting faculty to prepare them for a future tenure track position at a liberal arts college.

Kalamazoo College, home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college with 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). About 10% of Kalamazoo students major in Chemistry. Graduates of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry pursue studies in the health care field, graduate-level work in the discipline, or move directly into industrial positions. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement describing teaching experience, philosophy, and practice; a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in curricular and pedagogical approaches; and (unofficial) graduate and undergraduate transcripts below. Have at least three letters of recommendation (including at least one specifically addressing teaching) sent to ChemistrySearch@kzoo.edu, with a subject line in the format of lastname_firstname

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions can be addressed to Dwight Williams, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at Dwight.Williams@kzoo.edu.

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Dwight Williams
Professor of Chemistry
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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