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The Bowdoin College Chemistry Department and Biochemistry Program seek applicants for an appointment in physical biochemistry / biophysical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2015.   A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field is required.  The tenure track or tenured joint appointment to Chemistry and Biochemistry will be made at the Assistant, advanced Assistant or Associate professor level, depending on qualifications and experience.  The teaching load is three courses per year, which includes responsibility for teaching a thermodynamics course appropriate for chemistry and biochemistry majors.  Other courses will include contributions at the introductory level and courses at any level that will contribute to the curricula of the chemistry and biochemistry majors.  Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for most courses.  The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential to develop a funded, active, and productive research program that involves undergraduates, especially those interested in biochemistry. 

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement on teaching philosophy and contact information for three people to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin October 6, 2014, including letters of recommendation.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching.  We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners.  To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

For further information about the department and the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu/chemistry.