The Chemistry Department at Williams College invites applications for the position of a part-time Chemistry Laboratory Instructor to begin in August 2019. This is a faculty post with full benefits, but not tenure-eligible, at 0.9-time. The appointment is initially for the 2019-20 academic year with the possibility of renewal going forward. Responsibilities consist of teaching laboratories in the department’s introductory chemistry courses, including general and organic chemistry, and may also include some experiment set-up responsibilities (reagent preparation and simple instrument set-up or maintenance.) Exact assignments will depend on student enrollments. Laboratory sections meet for 4 hours, Monday-Thursday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, and Monday evenings. Laboratories meet weekly, some with laboratory experiments each week, and others with alternating experimental and discussion weeks. The instructor will supervise up to 9 lab sections over the course of the year (likely 5 in one semester and 4 in the other), assisted by a student teaching assistant. Some of the laboratory techniques covered include titrations, acid-base chemistry, qualitative and quantitative analysis, chemical synthesis, microscale manipulations, GC, and UV-Vis, IR, and NMR spectroscopies. Depending on enrollments, a teaching load of 7-8 lab sections is possible during the two semesters with other teaching or lab development responsibilities to be assigned during the January Winter Study period or over the summer.
Applicants should have at least a B.A. or B.S. in chemistry; advanced degrees in chemistry and/or experience with above-named techniques are desirable. All applications should be submitted online through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/62874.
Please include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy including approach to supporting a diverse student body and promoting an inclusive community, two letters of recommendation, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if available).
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 2,200 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.