Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin July 2017. The initial term of appointment is for two years, with the possibility of an additional reappointment for up to one year, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer a total of five courses per year in areas suited to the candidate’s field of expertise. Specializations may include but are not limited to: General, Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment and candidates with postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. Research and mentoring of students is not required for visiting faculty, but visitors are welcome to participate. Details about the Department of Chemistry at Smith may be found at

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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