Department of Chemistry



Two Tenure Track Assistant Professors Positions - Centre College

Centre College invites applications for two tenure track assistant professors—one in Analytical Chemistry and one in Physical Chemistry—beginning August 2017.  Centre College has a strong tradition of excellence in the sciences; the chemistry program is ACS approved. The chemistry program has a history of supporting the biochemistry and molecular biology program, environmental studies program, study abroad and the general education curriculum at Centre.  The program encourages applications from candidates who have experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.


For both positions, teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory instruction for introductory courses and advanced courses within the respective sub-discipline and opportunities to develop an advanced elective and/or contribute to the College’s first-year studies program.  Research with undergraduates is expected and supported.  A Ph.D. is required; candidate must have completed the requirements for the degree by the time of the appointment.


Please use the links below to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a short description of your research interests.  The teaching philosophy offers a free-form opportunity to convey your interests, motivations, plans and desires for teaching at Centre College.


1st Position:  Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Analytical Chemistry beginning August 2017.  


To apply for the Analytical Chemistry position, please go to


2nd Position: Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physical Chemistry beginning August 2017.  

To apply for the Physical Chemistry position, please go to

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.    For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

Review of applications will begin September 23, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.