Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry – Tenure Track

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry. The position will begin September 2023. A Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, or the equivalent, is required. Primary responsibilities include teaching classes in physical chemistry, general chemistry, and the Shared Passages program, as well as participating in departmental review of senior individualized projects and developing an active research program. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom.

Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Approximately 10% of its students major in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit. Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. The campus is thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan and the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of completed applications will begin October 17, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation. Statements should explicitly address experiences with and plans to engage diverse students in teaching and research to create an inclusive scientific community. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ChemistrySearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Furchak at ChemistrySearch@kzoo.edu.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation. Statements should explicitly address experiences with and plans to engage diverse students in teaching and research to create an inclusive scientific community.
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