The Skidmore College ACS-approved Department of Chemistry invites applications from individuals, at any rank, who can teach primarily in our organic chemistry sequence for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2020. Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,650, 24% of whom are domestic students of color, 12% are international students, and 14% are first generation students. The successful candidate will contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio (8:1), Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse student population is essential.
A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a related field (e.g., chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and polymer chemistry) is required and post-doctoral experience is beneficial, although not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on average 9 contact hours each semester (a lecture section is 3 contact hours, a lab section is 3 to 4 contact hours), primarily in our organic chemistry sequence plus on occasion upper level courses in their area of specialization, introductory courses, and every few years an interdisciplinary first-year seminar (topic open), as well as develop a vibrant research program with undergraduate collaborators, advise students, and participate in departmental and college service. Skidmore supports faculty in many ways, including competitive start-up funds, pre-tenure research leaves, internal grants for collaborative research, a new faculty learning community, funds to travel to present and for societal memberships, writing groups, and a course release in the first year. Skidmore is in the process of building its innovative Center for Integrated Sciences. Please visit our position search page https://www.skidmore.edu/chemistry/search/ for additional information including about teaching loads, resources available, the search process, and the new Center for Integrated Sciences.
We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically minoritized in the sciences and who have experience working with diverse student populations. Successful applicants should highlight any specific experiences and expertise related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community throughout their application materials.
Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
A Ph.D. in organic chemistry (A Ph.D. in chemistry with an emphasis in organic chemistry) or a related field, such as chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and polymer chemistry, is required in order to teach courses in our organic chemistry sequence. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse student population is essential.
Post-doctoral experience is beneficial along with teacher training or experience. Also, preferred are specific experiences and expertise related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community.
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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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!