Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job Details:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The position is renewable for the 2023-2024 academic year, contingent upon completion of a successful performance review. 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.

Institutional Information:
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. For more information


Candidates should a have Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field (by summer of 2022), significant
education/experience in both the chemical and life sciences, and a commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution.

The primary responsibilities of this position revolve around teaching undergraduate courses in General
Chemistry, GOB Chemistry, and/or Biochemistry. The typical teaching load is two courses and two laboratory sections per semester or the equivalent. 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 and university service. Research activities that involve undergraduate students will be supported by the University.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communications. In addition, the applicant 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.

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 March 7 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Submit the following to

  1. a cover letter addressing qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. unofficial transcripts
  4. a teaching statement
  5. a diversity statement describing how the candidate’s prior research teaching, and/or service experience prepares them to promote diversity and the inclusion of those historically marginalized.
  6. Please arrange for three professional references, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to be sent to

Questions may be directed to:
Brian Brennan (Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chair)
Tel: 309.556.3972