Visiting Instructor of Chemistry/Physics

Visiting Instructor of Chemistry and Physics

Paul Smith’s College
Paul Smith’s College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree granting institution located on a 170-acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. In addition, the college owns 14,400 acres of adjacent lands composed of forest and lakes. The College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention. All students’ education culminates in a senior capstone project.

Five academic departments, including the Department of Natural Sciences, prepare nearly 1000 full-time students for careers. Academic programs in the natural sciences provide extensive “hands-on” laboratory and field experience. The department is made up of eleven full-time faculty delivering five baccalaureate programs; Biology, Human Health and the Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Environmental Science, and Ecological Restoration as well as minors in biology, botany, chemistry, and GIS.

Job Description
Paul Smith’s College has an opening for a one year visiting instructor position. In fall 2018, the instructor will be responsible for teaching Organic Chemistry I (about 30-35 students) lecture, one Organic Chemistry laboratory (<24 students), and one Physics lecture and laboratory (about ~24 students). In spring the instructor will teach Organic Chemistry II lecture and lab (10-15 students) and Physics II lecture and lab (10 students). Alternatively, in spring, the instructor could teach Chem II lecture, O Chem lecture, O Chem lab, and Environmental Chemistry lecture. During the 2018-19 academic year, we will conduct a search to fill the position permanently.

Minimum qualifications
The ideal candidate will have training in chemistry and physics and a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level where faculty provide personal guidance to undergraduate students. Therefore, candidates for this position must have (1) a graduate degree in chemistry or physics, and (2) strong desire to provide personalized, experiential learning at the undergraduate level; OR a distinguished career teaching chemistry in another educational setting.

To Apply
Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter explaining how their qualifications and experiences meet the stated expectations of the position; (2) a statement of his/her teaching philosophy, (3) a current resume; and (4) contact information for at least three professional references. Position is open until filled. Paul Smith’s College prefers to receive these materials as MSWord or PDF attachments. Apply here

Paul Smith's College does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or disability in any of its programs or activities. Offers of employment are made only to candidates authorized to work in the United States. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Brenda Garver
Paul Smith's College
PO Box 265 Routes 86 & 30
Paul Smiths, 12970