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Visiting Assistant Professor – Chemistry (Organic)

The Chemistry Program at Berea College invites applications for a visiting appointment in organic chemistry starting fall 2013.  With satisfactory performance, up to three years are possible with this appointment.  Teaching responsibilities will consist of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and general studies science courses.  Candidates with experience in green/environmental chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates interested in starting green chemistry undergraduate research.  This position will give the candidate a chance to experience teaching in a liberal arts environment under the mentorship of expert chemistry faculty while simultaneously establishing a research program.  This position is well suited for recent Ph.D. graduates and post-doctoral researchers in organic chemistry who have a long-term interest in teaching at the undergraduate level, particularly those with a focus on environmental/green chemistry.

Interested applicants should send c. v., unofficial graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Matthew Saderholm, Coordinator, Chemistry Program,  Consideration of applicants will begin in December 2012; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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