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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders. Our review of completed applications will begin December first and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Instructions will be provided to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application. Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application. *Using a dossier service? You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named.

Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Position Type Faculty
Tenure or non-tenure track Non Tenure
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Job Summary and Requirements

The DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY at DENISON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a two-year leave-replacement position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. is preferred; candidates with teaching experience who have completed their doctoral research but not yet obtained the degree will be considered. Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities include introductory chemistry and organic chemistry. The teaching load for this position is two courses with labs each semester.

Denison University is a selective and nationally ranked residential liberal arts college located in central Ohio, 30 minutes east of Columbus and about 2.5 hours from Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, PA. Our ACS-accredited department currently has ten full-time tenure-track faculty and has grown steadily over the past decade. We have well-developed programs in both chemistry and biochemistry, and have a broad range of instrumentation that is used in both teaching and research. In 2011, the department moved into an expanded and wholly-renovated building. Information about the department is available online at http://denison.edu/academics/chemistry-biochemistry.

Department Chemistry Department
Posting Number F 121300103
Full or Part Time Full Time
FTE 1
Contact(s) Peter Kuhlman
Contact Phone/Extension (740) 587-6698
Contact Email
Open Date 10/26/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at https://employment.denison.edu: a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college; a curriculum vitae including a publication list; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three recommenders.

Our review of completed applications will begin December first and will continue until the position is filled.

All applicants must provide 3 names of references, complete with email addresses. Instructions will be provided to reference writers, including a unique secure portal link for each referee to upload an electronic letter of recommendation to the applicant’s online application.

Denison will only accept electronic recommendation letters uploaded in the applicant tracking system. Reference letters will continue to be accepted after the application closing date, since references will only be able to submit their letter after the candidate has submitted the application.

*Using a dossier service?
You must contact this service to obtain an appropriate dossier-generated email address. Please use this email address when prompted for reference name and email. For further explanation of how dossier services upload recommendation letters, please see Interfolio’s information site as an example. Our system automated email trigger will be sent to the dossier service named.

Additional Information
Denison University Background Check Statement

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of 3 Professional References and Contact Information
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts 1
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 3