The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Franklin College invites applications for a Visiting
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry position beginning in August 2020. The position
is a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. We provide a strong,
active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional
relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from
downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out
of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and
professional growth. Please see www.FranklinCollege.edu for more details.
The ideal candidate for this position will offer an engaging General Chemistry course, as well
as courses in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis for science majors. The
opportunity exists for the new hire to develop an elective course of their choosing in their
second year. Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching, a commitment to
engaging students by creatively utilizing our existing analytical instruments (GC-MS, AA,
HPLC etc.) either through course deliveries or special projects, the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity, and a genuine interest
in working with undergraduates in a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference.
Applicants with Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and college-level teaching experience are highly
preferred. However, those with Ph.D. in a closely-related will also be considered. ABD
candidates will be required to have completed their Ph.D. by August 10, 2020.
The hire will join the department and the college at a time of exciting curricular change, and a
renovated and expanded science building that highlights student research and collaboration.
The historically strong Chemistry program is committed to delivering fundamentals needed in
the market today through increasingly immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and
learning. The college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position has been filled. Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic
submissions preferred) including letter of application, teaching statement, Curriculum Vita,
transcripts, and student course evaluations via the application link – Franklin College Faculty
Application. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted independently to
Office of Human Resources
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131