Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry (2 positions)
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at St. Mary's College of Maryland is accepting applications for two Visiting Assistant Professors of Chemistry/Biochemistry appointments, beginning August 2023. Each of these appointments will be of a duration of up to 2 years. Teaching responsibilities will include lower-level required courses as well as upper-level electives. Additionally, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty are committed to creating a respectful community of educators and scholars and seek colleagues who are eager to nurture and support growth of students, staff, and faculty, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, first generation and international community members, as well as community members with disabilities, among others.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Priority will be given to candidates with professional experience in the areas of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, chemical education, and organic chemistry. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the U.S. upon hire. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Full-time visiting faculty are eligible for a range of the College's professional development programming for academics.
St. Mary's College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter in which the candidate addresses how their teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/122511. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kelly Y. Neiles, Department Chair.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.