The Department of Chemistry at Skidmore College invites applications from qualified individuals at any rank for a tenure-track position in biochemistry to begin Fall 2017. Skidmore is a highly selective, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in Saratoga Springs, New York with a student population of 2,400, 22% of whom are domestic students of color and 11% are from outside the United States. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their inclusive teaching, scholarship, and service. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of students is essential.
A Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related field is required and post-doctoral experience is beneficial, although not required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and biochemistry courses, including laboratories, in our ACS certified chemistry program, contribute every few years to the College’s interdisciplinary first-year seminar program (topic open), and develop a vibrant research program with undergraduate collaborators. The average teaching load is nine contact hours per semester. Start-up funds for research will be available. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants for collaborative research with undergraduates. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service activities at the College.
We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations who can contribute to the growing excellence of the inclusive academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Successful applicants should highlight any specific knowledge, skills, experiences, and or abilities related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.
Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a cover letter that includes how you will effectively engage with a diverse student population in teaching, research, and or service; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research plans including the role of undergraduates in the project(s), potential journals to publish the work in and conferences to present at, and potential external sources of funding; (4) a list of major equipment needs (upload under “other”); (5) a statement of teaching philosophy that explains how you will effectively engage students in the classroom and laboratory, informed by your teaching experience and or training, as well as denotes courses you are interested in teaching; (6) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts scanned into one pdf file. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process. If possible, please use personal email addresses for your referee’s to ensure delivery of the automated email.
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