Randolph-Macon College, a liberal arts college located near Richmond, VA, invites applications for a two-year, full-time position in biochemistry beginning fall 2013. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required, as is evidence of excellence in teaching and/or teaching potential. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry, as well as introductory chemistry, non-majors courses, or physical chemistry (depending on candidate’s background). Participation in research with undergraduates is welcomed, but not required. Applicants should submit their CV, teaching philosophy, and research plans electronically to Ms.Barbara Wirth at email@example.com and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately or via electronic mail to Search Committee Chair; Department of Chemistry; Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA 23005. Review of completed applications will begin February 18th. Further information regarding the chemistry department can be found at http://www.rmc.edu/academics/chemistry.aspx. Randolph-Macon College is an EEO employer. Further details: This two-year position is for replacement of two sequential sabbatical leaves within the Chemistry Department at Randolph-Macon College. The candidate will be expected to carry the average R-MC teaching load of 4 courses per semester. The load will be a balance of lecture and lab. A “course” is either a 3 hour lab (once per week), or a lecture course that meets for 3 hours per week. Teaching in the first year of this visiting position will be a combination of primarily general chemistry courses with some biochemistry. The second year will be primarily biochemistry with some general chemistry. The exact nature of the “general” chemistry teaching is flexible, but will be drawn from introductory chemistry, non-majors chemistry, or possibly physical chemistry according to the interests/expertise of the faculty member and the needs of the department. Employment in the second year is contingent on satisfactory performance in the first year. The faculty member will be eligible to apply for competitive internal grants to aid in undergraduate research.
Randolph-Macon is located in the metropolitan Richmond area, approximately 15 miles north of the city of Richmond. The college's location is also convenient for trips to Williamsburg, VA (45 minutes), Charlottesville, VA (1 hour), Washington, D.C. (approximately 2 hours), Baltimore, MD, (approximately 2.5 hours), Chapel Hill, NC (3 hours), and Charlotte, NC (4.5 hours).
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