Bowdoin College’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2024. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is expected by the date of appointment. Preference will be for candidates who take computational approaches to address chemical problems, informed by a physical chemistry perspective, broadly defined. We are especially interested in candidates able to make connections to existing programs at the College (such as Biochemistry, Digital and Computational Studies, or Environmental Studies), strengthen one or more of the interdisciplinary tracks through our major (e.g. neurochemical, geochemical, or environmental), or bring new knowledge and skills to the department (e.g. macromolecular chemistry, green chemistry, or bioinorganic chemistry).
The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator: https://www.bowdoin.edu/chemistry/. The teaching load is three courses per year, which includes rotating responsibility for introductory chemistry; an intermediate-level physical chemistry course, and a computational chemistry course informed by the candidate’s research strengths. Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for most courses.
Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful research and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence.) We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and those who demonstrate the potential to develop a funded, active, and productive research program that involves undergraduates.
The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: https://www.bowdoin.edu/accessibility/index.html. We recognize that recruiting faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, the College has developed a policy for considering short-term (non-renewable), part-time faculty appointments for academic spouses and partners and will facilitate outreach and networking for non-academic spouses and partners. In addition, visa sponsorships are available.
Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. Support for teaching, grant-writing, digital initiatives, computing software, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The College also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of your research plans that includes ideas for securing funding and the involvement of undergraduate researchers; 4) a statement that addresses your teaching interests and expertise, as well as how your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship and mentorship support our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin Sept. 25, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
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