Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date: January 27, 2015

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date Needed: August 2015

Description: Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry starting in August, 2015. This one-year term appointment will end in May 2016. We seek candidates with expertise in Organic Chemistry, with preference given to those with experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or Master's degree in Chemistry (preferably Organic Chemistry) by the time of the appointment and experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Specific teaching assignments will include General Chemistry with laboratory, Organic Chemistry with laboratory, and Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry with laboratory. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and working closely with students in a small college environment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." The Chemistry program offers ACS certified B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry.

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our website at

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. All materials should be sent to Dr. Susan Young, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Johnstone Science Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Electronic submissions to are required. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.