The Department of Chemistry at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified individuals for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2019. Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,400, 22% of whom are domestic students of color and 11% are from outside the United States. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching. Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. A Ph.D. in Chemistry with a specialization in organic chemistry or a related field is required and prior teaching experience is desirable, although not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in our organic chemistry sequence, including laboratories, as well as 100-level courses in our ACS certified chemistry program. The average teaching load is 18 contact hours per year. We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented groups and who have experience with diverse student populations. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing excellence of the inclusive academic community. Successful applicants should highlight any specific knowledge, skills, experiences, and or abilities related to building an inclusive educational environment throughout their application materials.
A Ph.D. in chemistry, or related field, with a specialization in organic chemistry or related field is required.
Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!