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Visiting Assistant Professor – General/Organic Chemistry

Berry College

This is a Contract position in Mount Berry, GA posted May 1, 2021.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY AT BERRY COLLEGE, an ACS-approved program, invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position (9-month academic year, renewable up to 2 years) to begin in August 2021.

Our collegial department of ten faculty members strives for excellence in teaching chemistry and mentoring students from a wide range of backgrounds in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. Our department is similarly committed to the training and mentorship of visiting faculty members to help them excel in the classroom. There are also opportunities to participate in collaborative or independent research with undergraduates within our department. This environment has helped previous visiting faculty to apply successfully to tenure-track positions at liberal arts colleges.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. requirements in organic chemistry, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, but those with a Masters degree and relevant experience will also be considered (as a visiting lecturer). The successful candidate is expected to teach general and organic chemistry with the associated laboratories.

The candidate should share our department’s commitment to student engagement inside and outside of the classroom, as well as our desire to promote opportunities for students from under-represented groups. Berry is also committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from all groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 undergraduate students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry’s educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an “education of the head, heart and hands” remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago.

Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College’s stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry’s ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

Berry College provides benefit options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should visit our employment website (http://www.berry.edu/hr ) to submit the following: a letter describing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this position; a CV; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a separate statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion that includes a declaration of experience with, and/or commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; and three letters of reference. Letters of reference, indicating the position in the subject line, may be submitted directly to employment@berry.edu.

Type: Full-time.

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