Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number F00157
Position Title Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Department Chemistry Department-1093
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

The Chemistry Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry, beginning July 1, 2018, in Chemical Biology with a research program at the interface of Chemistry and Neuroscience. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in both the Chemistry Department and the Neuroscience and Behavior (NS&B) program. The Chemistry Department has an active PhD program and a strong undergraduate major program, and the NS&B Program is an interdisciplinary program bringing together faculty from the Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology Departments. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for excellence in teaching of both undergraduate and graduate level chemistry courses, including those cross-listed with the NS&B program. The ideal candidate will have significant graduate and postdoctoral research experience using chemical approaches to investigate and solve neuroscience challenges, interpreted broadly, and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, offering a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries, start-up funds, and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline and at least one year of postdoctoral experience by the time of appointment.

Management Competencies
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Holly King ( if you have questions about the application process.

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents