Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Location
Lake Forest, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Departments of Chemistry and Biology invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Chemistry Department, starting August 2018 with a focus in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Candidates should be excited to play a key role in the launching of our new BMB major in our newly expanded science center. They should demonstrate enthusiasm for liberal arts education and readiness to contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Postdoctoral experience is required and demonstrated excellence in teaching beyond the traditional TA experience is strongly preferred. Primary teaching responsibilities will include upper-level Molecular Biology lecture and laboratory, and Biochemistry II. Additional courses ultimately may include an upper-level elective course, a general education science course, or one of the campus-wide First-Year Studies courses.

Candidates will be expected to develop an active undergraduate-led research program with the potential for publication and external funding. Excellent research facilities, start-up funds, and externally-funded research grants make our institution thrive. Please see https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/biochemistry-molecular-biology/ for a full listing of research grade instrumentation. The completion of our expanded and renovated science facility in August 2018 will be augmented by the start of a five-year equipment grant. We are looking forward to enhanced opportunities in our pedagogy and instrument-focused philosophy afforded by modernized classroom and lab spaces.

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from more than 40 states and from more than 70 countries. Lake Forest is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. The STEM disciplines at Lake Forest College attract a significant number of female, first-generation, and traditionally underrepresented students. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects peer-reviewed publications and active participation in the College community. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

In a single PDF, please send your curriculum vitae, statement of specific teaching interests and philosophy, research plan suitable for work with undergraduates to Professors Jason Cody and Karen Kirk at BMBsearch@lakeforest.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be e-mailed under separate cover directly from the recommender to BMBsearch@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2017.

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