1 year Visiting Professor position in Chemistry



POSITION:                    A one year position for the 2012 – 2013 school year.   

QUALIFICATIONS:      Applicants should have experience in teaching introductory chemistry at the college or university level.  A Ph D. is preferred, but consideration will be given to an advanced graduate student desiring teaching experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   Teaching responsibilities include introductory general chemistry (lecture and laboratory) as part of the general chemistry program with the possibility of participating in the teaching of advanced classes/ labs.

DEPARTMENT:            The Chemistry Department at Albion College is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides a stimulating teaching environment.  The eight faculty members have a long tradition of commitment to quality teaching of undergraduates.  Two majors are offered by the department: Chemistry and Biochemistry.  The curriculum, although traditional in many respects, has some novel features including a unique general chemistry sequence that includes a systematic introduction to inorganic chemistry in the second semester and a second-year organic course emphasizing mechanism.  Extensive use of discovery and research-based experiments is made throughout the laboratory curriculum.  Departmental instrumentation includes a 400 MHz NMR, GC-MS (2), HPLC, LCMS, IC, Biochromatography system, digital polarimeter, ICP-AES, FTIR (3), scanning UV/Vis, diode array UV-Vis (3), UV/Vis-Fluorescence microplate reader, fluorescence spectrometer, and electroanalytical instruments.  See www.albion.edu/chemistry for more information about our department and facilities including our recently completed Science Complex.

INSTITUTION:              Albion College is a private liberal arts college of 1500 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.  A member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, Albion is also associated with the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (formerly the "Oberlin 50") and the Annapolis Group - national organizations of Liberal Arts colleges.  Visit our Web site at www.albion.edu.


APPLICATION:             To apply, send curriculum vitae, photocopies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to the address below. Review of applications will begin March 8th, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.  

Dr. Lisa B. Lewis, co-Chair                        
Department of Chemistry                                         Phone: 517-629-0252
Albion College                                                          FAX: 517-629-0264
Albion, MI 49224                                                     Email: