Employment Opportunities

Chemistry Lecturer

The Department of Chemistry at the College of William and Mary invites applications for a non-tenure-eligible lecturer appointment that can begin as early as January 10, 2015 but preferably no later than August 10, 2015. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in chemistry by the time of the appointment. Prior teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses primarily in the general and organic chemistry curricula. Research opportunities with current TE faculty are also possible. This NTE position has been approved through the 2016-17 academic year, with annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance. The Department’s fundamental commitments and strengths are in undergraduate teaching and research as well as a viable Master’s program. All application materials must be submitted on-line through http://jobs.wm.edu. For full consideration, applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter that includes teaching interests and philosophies, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of at least three references (but no more than four) who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. Any questions regarding the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, [[jrscheerer, Dr. Jonathan Scheerer]]. Reviews were to begin October 15, 2014. The review date has been extended to December 15, 2014, and will continue until an appointment is made. The College of William and Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the missions of the university. The College of William and Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

The primary teaching responsibility will be in the introductory organic chemistry sequence, but may also include general chemistry courses later on.  The successful candidate will teach three lecture and three laboratory courses over the academic year.   Opportunities may be available for teaching summer classes as well.  The candidate is welcome to seek out research collaborations with members of the chemistry department should they desire.  

The College of William and Mary has an undergraduate student body of approximately 6000, a size that allows for the student-faculty interaction of a small liberal arts college coupled with the research focus of a much larger institution.  The College is ranked as the 6th best public university in the nation by both US News & World Report and Forbes Magazine in 2014, and was once cited as one of the original eight Public Ivies by Richard Moll.   The College attracts a highly qualified pool of undergraduate students, with 80% of students having graduated in the top 10% of their high school class and the middle 50% having total SAT scores ranging from 1270 to 1460.

The Department is also a top producer of ACS-certified graduates (for the class of 2013: 68% of the 59 graduates were ACS-certified).  A 2001 report from the Research Corporation, "Academic Excellence: the Sourcebook," placed William and Mary first in producing physical and biological science graduates at predominantly undergraduate institutions over the past decade.  By discipline, chemistry at William and Mary was ranked first.  About half of our chemistry majors matriculate to graduate chemistry programs, with many entering top ranked schools such as Harvard, Cornell, Northwestern, Stanford, Wisconsin, Caltech, Berkeley, Columbia, etc.  An additional 15-20% are accepted to professional programs such as medical, dental, and law schools. Archives of student destinations upon graduation can be found at Graduating Classes.