Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Visiting Assistant Professor (2020-2022)
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU)
invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2020-2021
academic year. The position is renewable for the 2021-22 academic year, contingent
upon completion of a successful performance review and budgetary approval. IWU is
an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, and the department
is committed to supporting a culturally and academically diverse professoriate. We
strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Illinois Wesleyan is a highly-selective, undergraduate, liberal arts university of
approximately 1650 students. Our ACS-certified department values student-faculty
interaction and seeks candidates who share our enthusiasm for involving students in
interactive learning and student-faculty research.
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (by summer of
2020), significant education/experience in both the chemical and life sciences, and
a commitment to scholarly research and the liberal arts. Research or teaching experience
beyond the earned doctoral degree is preferred.
The primary responsibilities of this position revolve around teaching undergraduate
courses in General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and/or Biochemistry. The typical teaching load is two courses and two laboratory sections per semester.
Undergraduate teaching assistants are available to assist in teaching laboratory sections
and grading. Applicants will also be encouraged to participate in scholarly activities,
provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and
The applicant must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communications. In
addition, he or she must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm
for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; and ability
to work in teams in a collegial environment.
Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering
a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.
We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building
our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Submit the following to email@example.com:
- a cover letter addressing qualifications
- a curriculum vitae
- unofficial transcripts
- a teaching and research statement
- a clear statement describing how the candidate’s prior research, teaching, and/or
service experience prepares them to promote diversity and the inclusion of those historically
- Please arrange for three professional references to submit letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions may be directed to:
Brian Brennan (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chair)