Organic Chemistry: Assistant Professor

The Chemistry Department of Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2015. A Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral experience in either an academic or an industrial setting is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in polymers or materials science. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence both in teaching and in engaging undergraduates in research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in organic chemistry every semester, regularly offer advanced elective courses, periodically offer courses appropriate for non-science majors and the College’s First-Year Seminar program, and develop a research program that leads to publications with student co-authors and that attracts external funding.

To apply, upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching philosophy and research plans to Also arrange for undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference to be uploaded to the same web site. Address questions to Professor Keith T. Kuwata, Chair, (, 651-696-6768). Applications received by 15 October 2014 will receive full consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant and diverse Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applicants from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.