The Bates College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level, beginning in September of 2016.


The successful applicant will be expected to participate in teaching the sophomore-level two-semester organic chemistry sequence. Individuals with expertise in any area of organic chemistry are welcome to apply but special consideration will be given to those applicants whose background will enable them to support the interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience through teaching a relevant upper level chemistry course and by mentoring student research projects.


Candidates should have a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts college setting and should show promise of excellence and innovation in both teaching and scholarship. The teaching load is five courses per academic year, distributed across two semesters and one 5-week spring term.


Bates and the Chemistry Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences.

Review of applications begins on October 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. A PhD is expected, and postdoctoral experience as a researcher, a teacher and/or in industry is preferred. Applicants should submit all requested materials through Interfolio at should include the following:

·        A Cover letter that addresses what interests you about working at a small, residential, liberal arts college

·        A current CV

·        A statement describing your teaching plans and philosophy

·        A statement of proposed research directed to a hiring committee drawn from a broad chemical audience

·        A statement describing how your teaching and/or research will support the institutional commitment to enhancing social and cultural diversity and inclusivity

·        Graduate and undergraduate school transcripts

·        Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which discusses qualities that will support your role as a teacher.


Bates is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.


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