Human Resources

Assistant Professor Analytical Chemistry

Alma College is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor Analytical Chemistry.  This position will begin Fall 2022.

Qualifications: The Department of Chemistry at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Analytical Chemistry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field at the time of appointment; postdoctoral experience is viewed positively. Applicants from all areas of analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Candidates for a faculty position should enjoy teaching a wide variety of courses and be committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, supporting student scholarship, and experiential and interdisciplinary learning.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach Instrumental Analysis (CHM 320) and Chemical Analysis (CHM 115, the first semester introductory chemistry course) and the associated laboratories along with other courses. Other courses could include CHM103 (Basic Chemical Investigations), a 300 or 400 level course of the candidate’s design, the college’s First Year Seminar courses and courses for our newly revised general education program. All members of the department also participate in the instruction of the capstone Senior Seminar (CHM 450). The normal annual teaching load is six units (4 credit courses) made up of a combination of class sections and labs. The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate students. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and to the scientific community are supported.

The Department of Chemistry: The successful applicant will become part of an ACS certified program. The faculty has a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education; student development in a residential setting; student research; ethical and values dimensions of learning; and interdisciplinary, intercultural and international education.

Facilities: 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. Please see for more detail.

Application: Submit a CV, letter of application, a statement regarding your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan description, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to Ms. Julie Elenbaas, Science Secretary,

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit applications by October 15, 2021

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 suportive, 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 fee to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Story published on September 28, 2021