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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Randolph College Incorporated - Lynchburg, VA
Doctorate Degree


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Randolph College invites applicants with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or ABD with a completion date prior to August 2024. Preference will be given to those whose specialties complement the areas represented in the natural science division and the department, and who demonstrate quality teaching and research at the undergraduate level, and commitment to student centered and inclusive teaching practices.


The current teaching load is six courses per academic year, and includes physical chemistry lab and lecture, participation in the general chemistry sequence, and a course in a specific area of interest. Please describe any courses you would enjoy teaching as undergraduate electives to augment the curriculum. Participation in the department’s student research program and academic advising are also expected. Responsibilities include serving on college committees, participating in college service, and assisting in academic advising. The College’s innovative TAKE2 curriculum includes four seven-week sessions in an academic year allowing students to sharpen their focus with immersive learning, gain life balance with a more flexible schedule, and most importantly, thrive within a supportive student-centered environment.


Randolph College is located in Lynchburg VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a small, private liberal arts institution with a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an appreciation for and commitment to diversity. The student body includes 42% students of color, 29% first generation college students, and 54% of students are Pell-eligible. In the 2024 edition of the Princeton Review, Randolph was rated number twenty-three nationally in the category of Most Accessible Professors.


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Submit a letter of application, including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, a diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to At least one reference should address teaching effectiveness. Applications received by December 8, 2023, will receive priority consideration. Randolph is an EOE M/F/D/V employer and encourages applicants who enrich the diversity of the campus community