Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Liberal Arts College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1-Year Position


The Chemistry Department at The College of Wooster invites applications for a visiting position in Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. We are looking for a broadly trained chemist with a commitment to teaching excellence. Primary responsibilities include teaching general chemistry courses and laboratories within one’s specialization.  The undergraduate curriculum is shaped to prepare all students to engage in our nationally recognized Senior Independent Study research program. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcript(s); a one-page teaching philosophy statement; a statement (1-2 pages) on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion including information about your understanding of these issues; and two letters of recommendation through Interfolio:  Applicants may also include evidence of effective teaching (such as syllabi and summaries of student evaluations), research (publications in preparation) or related activities to support the required materials.  Review of applications will begin April 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Mary Cornelius, Administrative Coordinator, Chemistry at Questions about the position should be directed to Sarah Sobeck, co-chair of the Search Committee, at


The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 1,960 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 10%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 60%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 12% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups.

The Department of Chemistry is housed in a modern teaching/research space that was renovated and expanded in 2018 to integrate with our life science facilities. The department has 8 full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 15-20 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in chemistry. For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The College of Wooster is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law.   The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit

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