Date posted: Feb 8, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Colorado College Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry | Colorado Springs, Colorado, United State of America (USA)

Opportunity Type: Full-time

Current Program: Doctorate

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Sciences

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Colorado College invites applications for two one-year Chemistry/Biochemistry PhD visiting assistant professor positions starting in August 2024.

These nine-month positions are renewable for a second-year dependent on department needs and a favorable performance review. The ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. We seek visiting faculty who can teach introductory courses to a diverse community of students. The primary teaching responsibilities for these positions are General Chemistry I & II (CH 107, CH 108) and/or Organic Chemistry I & II (CH 250, CH 251). Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Consistent with these values, Colorado College has made a commitment to become an antiracist institution. A distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and the full year visitor will teach six blocks during the academic year with the remaining two blocks to be used for course preparation or scholarly development.

The department fosters a supportive and inclusive learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for chemistry and biochemistry. We aim to provide a nurturing learning environment that stimulates growth and intellectual exploration. The department values both depth and breadth in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as the potential for implementing innovative and inclusive teaching methods in a liberal arts setting. The department supports the college’s commitment to becoming an antiracist institution through faculty diversity, ongoing review and diversification of our curriculum and use of inclusive pedagogy in the classroom. These ideals are captured in our department’s Shared Community Values. Support for visiting faculty is available through programs like the Mentoring Alliance Program (MAP) as well as professional development opportunities through the Crown Center for Teaching.

How to Apply?

Applications should contain:
A cover letter describing your interest in teaching chemistry in a liberal arts environment; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement including a discussion of your potential to incorporate active learning strategies on the Block Plan; a statement detailing your potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colorado College; undergraduate and graduate school transcripts; and three confidential letters of recommendation (submitted separately).

For more information, contact Murphy Brasuel, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

For full consideration apply to full ad by 3/15/2024 (position open until filled).

Program Dates:

Academic year 2024-2025


March 15, 2024

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