Human Resources

Lecturer - Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Alma College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Organic or Analytical Chemistry, beginning August 2021. Preference will be given to candidates that can address teaching in both areas.

 

The Department seeks a faculty colleague with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context. The successful applicant will teach courses based on expertise, which may include: CHM103 (Basic Chemical Investigations), CHM115 (Introductory Chemistry: Chemical Analysis), CHM 223/224 (Organic Chemistry I and II) and CHM 320 (Instrumental Analysis). All members of the department also participate in the instruction of the capstone Senior Seminar (CHM 450) during the Winter Term. The typical teaching load is six units per year in a combination of lecture and lab sections. A Ph.D. is preferred, but we will consider candidates who are ABD.

 

The Department is housed in the Ronald O. Kapp Science and Laboratory Center. Laboratories have good ventilation and hood space, and are arranged in suites with adjacent instrumentation labs. Instrumentation includes: 400 MHz multinuclear FT-NMR, GC, GC/MS, FT-IR, microwave synthesizer, HPLC, IC, AA, UV-VIS, ITC, FPLC, glovebox, and computer workstations with Spartan electronic structure software.

 

Review of applications will begin on February 22 and continue until the position is filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Julie Elenbaas, Science Secretary, elenbaas@alma.edu: a cover letter including a statement reflecting a commitment to diversity; C.V.; and teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent separately.

 

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

 

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

 

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

 

Please see http://alma.edu/chemistry for more detail.

Story published on February 02, 2021