- Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for introductory and intermediate level courses. The Baldwin Center for learning and teaching offers a range of opt-in programming (including workshops, book groups, and individual consultations) for faculty development related to teaching.
Faculty Positions in Chemistry
The Chemistry Department at Bowdoin is committed to the development of students as investigators driven to understand and appreciate foundational principles of chemistry, apply these principles toward solving pressing societal problems (e.g. energy, medicine, environment) and create new knowledge via high-quality research at the frontiers of the field.
The Department has a history of prioritizing applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population, and from those who will enrich and contribute to the multifaceted diversity of our College. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is typically required (ADB will be considered for visiting faculty positions).
We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. When possible, the College attempts to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.
- The department maintains a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art instrumentation that is kept up-to-date and maintained by our instrumentation specialist, who also provides training on all instruments. Major instruments include 400-MHz NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC-DAD, ICP-OES, FTIR and a flow cytometer. Shared college instruments also include an SEM, a tissue culture facility, and a microcopy facility.
We are a supportive community comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, one instrumentation specialist, and one academic coordinator. Our fields of expertise include analytical, biochemistry, bioorganic, computational, environmental, inorganic, organic, organometallic, and physical chemistry. Our faculty includes five women and two faculty of color. We are motivated by creating teaching, learning, and research environments where all student have a sense of belonging and thrive. Together we conceive of, brainstorm, modify, and move forward on initiatives emphasizing approaches that are consensus based and inclusive, often fueled by generous amounts of doughnuts, chocolate, cake, and chips.
Our curriculum is strengthened and enhanced by faculty partnership with laboratory instructors in introductory and intermediate courses. We are fortunate to have six deeply committed laboratory instructors who constantly innovate and help us provide a modern laboratory-based curriculum. The laboratory instructors take the lead in lab preparation, the instruction of the lab and the grading of laboratory exercises. Typically, faculty members and laboratory instructors jointly develop the laboratory curriculum for a course and the laboratory instruction takes the lead in laboratory instruction. With lab instructor support, our aspirational goal is to create authentic, research-like experiences across our laboratory curriculum.
We are motivated by the belief that high-quality research opportunities are an essential component of science education. Our entirely undergraduate research programs create opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research during the academic year and summer, which they -pursue while receiving stipends and housing. Each faculty member has their own dedicated research laboratory created with generous start-up funds from the College. Our faculty have been supported by external grants from the NSF, NIH, Research Corporation, Dreyfus Foundation, and Petroleum Research Fund. We pursue our research programs while fostering a friendly, supportive atmosphere for students to grow.
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