Chemistry

Two Tenure-Track Positions:  Biochemist and Physical/Analytical/Environmental Chemist

The Williams College Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning in July 2017. Williams College is a liberal arts institution with a long history of excellence in the sciences and an equal emphasis on teaching and scholarship. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching and service, and who are committed to working effectively with a broadly diverse student population.

Preference for the biochemistry position will be given to applicants with research interests in experimental biochemistry or biophysical chemistry. Teaching assignments in the first year may include two courses from: biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, general chemistry, and a course for non-science majors. For the physical/analytical/environmental chemistry position, we seek an experimentalist with research interests in applied physical or analytical chemistry. Teaching assignments in the first year, depending upon the successful candidate’s subspecialty, may include two courses from: physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, general chemistry and environmental science. A semester teaching load for each position normally includes complete responsibility for one course and two laboratory sections in addition to the supervision of student research projects. Successful candidates are encouraged to participate in appropriate interdisciplinary programs such as Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, and Public Health.

The successful candidates must have a strong commitment both to teaching at the undergraduate level and to developing a dynamic and productive research program that actively involves students. Start-up funds are available for research. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree by September 2017 and postdoctoral experience is preferred. We anticipate appointment at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment may be possible under special circumstances.

The Chemistry Department, with 13 faculty members and graduating about 35 majors each year, has excellent resources and facilities for teaching and research. A new science building is under construction for completion in 2018. For more information see: http://chemistry.williams.edu/.

All applications for the biochemistry position should be submitted online through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/36364. All applications for the physical/analytical/environmental chemistry position should be submitted online through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/36377. Please include: a letter of application addressed to Professor Amy Gehring (Chair, Chemistry Department), a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy including approach to teaching a diverse student body, description of research plans and projects for undergraduates, three letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Application deadline is September 30, 2016.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.