Organic Chemistry, Assistant Professor

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
College of Wooster

Organic Chemistry, Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry to begin August 2018. Core teaching responsibilities include introductory and organic chemistry in addition to advising research in our nationally-recognized Senior Independent Study program. Organic chemists with research in an interdisciplinary field (e.g., bio-organic, chemical biology, polymer, or organometallic chemistry) are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vibrant undergraduate research program in addition to excellence in the classroom. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, with postdoctoral research and teaching experience preferred. The Department of Chemistry has a new 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and is housed in a modern teaching/research space that will be expanded and integrated with the life science facilities in 2018. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). The Department is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a commitment to working within a diverse academic community.

The following materials should be submitted via Interfolio ( cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one-page diversity statement, a detailed research plan (4-page max), and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. The diversity statement should speak to the candidate’s ability to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Three letters of recommendation should also be provided via Interfolio. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.”

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Bonvallet, 943 College Mall, Wooster, OH 44691 ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The College of Wooster ( is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.