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Chemistry Term Positions 2019-20
St Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota
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Date Posted March 14, 2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Details
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Transcript - Graduate, Transcript - Undergraduate
Position Title: Chemistry Term Positions 2019-20
Department: Chemistry


Position Summary:
The Chemistry Department at St. Olaf College seeks to hire up to three full-time, one-year positions at the Visiting Assistant Professor rank starting August 15, 2019. Teaching needs include some combination in the areas of organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, forensic chemistry, and introductory chemistry including the integrated chemistry/biology sequence. Applicants should be committed to teaching at a liberal arts institution and should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect completion of such prior to employment.

Position Description:
The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. A complete application includes:

Cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in this particular position
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Statement of teaching goals, ideas about pedagogical approaches, how you can maximize inclusiveness in your classroom and the department, and reflection on experience you have had (about 2 pages)


Discussion of our courses you are interested in teaching (see http://catalog.stolaf.edu/academic-programs/chemistry/#coursestext for a listing of courses) 
Names and email contact information for three professional references, at least one whom can speak to your abilities in classroom and laboratory teaching.
When your online application is complete, an email request for a letter of recommendation with a link to upload the letter will be sent to the persons you have indicated. You may wish to contact your letter writers personally to advise them that the request will be arriving shortly and a timely response would be appreciated.


We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019, and continue until all positions are filled.


Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Prof. Douglas Beussman, Chair of Chemistry, at beussmad@stolaf.edu or 507-786-3429. Applicants who need techical assistance with the application process should call 507-786-3356.


Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.


To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.


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Type of Position:
Faculty - Full-time position
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