Chemistry/Biochemistry, Swarthmore College

Position ID:Swarthmore-Chemistry-TTAPINORGANICENV [#5781]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Inorganic
Appl Deadline:2015/10/30 finished (posted 2015/07/31, finished 2016/05/01, listed until 2015/10/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Program in Environmental Studies at Swarthmore College invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning with the Fall semester of 2016. Responsibilities include taking a leadership role in developing and teaching a sophomore-level environmental chemistry course, as well as teaching general chemistry, inorganic chemistry and participation (on a rotating basis) in teaching the introductory and capstone courses in Environmental Studies. The appointee will conduct an active and externally funded research program in synthetic inorganic chemistry involving undergraduates. The College is transitioning to a four-course teaching load, has a generous sabbatical policy, and provides competitive start-up funds and internal support for student summer stipends. Institutional funds are also available for instrumentation purchase and maintenance. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is greatly preferred, as is a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

The submission of applications will occur electronically through Academic Jobs Online, which can be accessed through the following link:

Please upload a cover letter that describes your interest in a faculty career at Swarthmore, how your expertise in chemistry would inform your teaching of environmental studies, and how you would approach mentoring students coming from diverse backgrounds. Also upload a statement of research goals (limit: 6 pages), a CV, and scanned PDF copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation uploaded to the Academic Jobs Online link. Applications must be completed by September 28, 2015 to assure full consideration. Additional information about Swarthmore College, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Program in Environmental Studies can be found at Questions can be addressed via email to

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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