Position title: Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Organization: Bowdoin College
Location: Brunswick, ME
Summary of position:
Bowdoin College’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in chemical biology, biochemistry or neurochemistry at the assistant professor level, beginning July 1, 2023. A PhD in biochemistry, chemistry or a related field is expected by the date of appointment. We are interested in candidates able to teach introductory chemistry and biochemistry who bring expertise that connects with existing interdisciplinary programs at the college (such as biochemistry, neuroscience, digital and computational studies, or environmental studies), strengthen one or more of the interdisciplinary tracks through our major (e.g. the neurochemical track), or bring new knowledge and skills (e.g. a focus on bioinformatics).
The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members (including five women and two faculty of color), six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and a departmental coordinator. The teaching load is three courses per year and will include responsibility for an intermediate course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, with periodic offering of an intermediate level biochemistry course; an introductory chemistry course; and an advanced course related to the candidate’s research strengths or a non-majors science course. Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for introductory and intermediate level 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). The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and 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 instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.
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.
Contact: Rick Broene
Dates: August 19th – September 16th, 2022