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The Connecticut College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time academic year position at the rank of lecturer beginning Fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach lab and recitation sections for organic chemistry and a combination of any of the following - general chemistry, biochemistry and instrument maintenance. Some lab sections are taught in the evening. Other responsibilities include lab set-up, academic advising and some shared responsibilities for purchasing and overseeing department chemicals and supplies. The department offers ACS-certified majors in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as an interdisciplinary major in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology. In lecturers, the College seeks outstanding teachers who are committed to student learning and will effectively engage students in both group and one-on-one instruction. MS degree in chemistry or higher is required. Teaching experience is required.

Lecturers are voting members of the faculty and vital contributors to their departments. Their teaching load is 3/3. Lecturer appointments begin with a two-year period; upon successful reviews, the next two appointments are for three and five years, followed by subsequent five-year periods. Reviews are based on teaching and service, and there is no expectation for research.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research.

Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to Marc Zimmer, Chair, Department of Chemistry. Submission of materials should be sent electronically to The deadline for applications is October 30.

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