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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

The Division of Health, Mathematics and Sciences at Columbia College invites applications for assistant professor in Chemistry position beginning August 2023 with strong teaching focus in Organic Chemistry. Areas of interest include Organic Chemistry and Analytical or Physical Chemistry.

Columbia College is a liberal arts college committed to creating a learning community that values diversity and inclusion. We seek candidates who will provide an inspiration to teaching, leadership, research, and who can build collaborative relationships in the college and profession.

The Chemistry program offers undergraduate degrees in chemistry with an optional biochemistry track. The chemistry program is available to our day college students. Our chemistry program places emphasis on providing research and experiential learning opportunities to our students, however the primary focus of our faculty is teaching. This program is housed within the Division of Health, Mathematics and Sciences.

This position is a nine month, full time, tenure track appointment. The standard teaching load is twelve credit hours for each of the fall and spring semester. The candidate must demonstrate ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities, and is expected to teach core courses and specialized courses in Chemistry. The candidate is expected to have flexibility in class scheduling so as to meet the needs of the college. Faculty members are expected to participate in faculty governance and academic program activities, and to engage in service as well as scholarship and professional development.

Columbia College offers a competitive benefits package.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate by the time of their appointment. All required documents must be completed for the application to be reviewed. Columbia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, a candidate must submit the following materials through the online submission portal (all in one pdf file with the exception of the cover letter, which may be uploaded as a separate document):

  • A cover letter describing teaching interests/experiences
  • An up-to date curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement that includes the teaching philosophy and methodology
  • A statement regarding research and other scholarly endeavors
  • Names and contact information for three references, and
  • Copies of graduate transcripts. Unofficial copies of transcripts will suffice for the initial application stage.

Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the Division Dean, Adrienne Oxley at

About Columbia College

Columbia College was founded in 1854 as Columbia Female College by the Methodist Conference of South Carolina. Today, Columbia College offers a personalized liberal arts education that is open and inclusive to all. The College provides educational opportunities that develop students capacity for critical thought and expression, lifelong learning and acceptance of personal responsibility.

Columbia College empowers students to change the world with Courage for Innovation, Commitment to Social Justice, Confidence through Service, and Competence in Leadership. In furtherance of its mission, the College is responsive to the needs of students, the communities to which it belongs, and the greater global society.

Columbia College encompasses the historic undergraduate day college as well as evening, online, and graduate programs. Total enrollment is approximately 1200. The College is noted for faculty who foster academic excellence through collaborative teaching and learning; a vital learning community in which character, ethics, and values are cultivated; the study of leadership enhanced by opportunities for practical application; programs that capitalize on advances in technology; and learning environments that extend beyond the classroom.

Columbia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For information about the College, visit For information about the city of Columbia, South Carolina, please visit