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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Fall 2024 :FF055A

Arcadia University
Job Location:
Glenside, 19038

Job Description: Arcadia University invites applications for a one-year, full time, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, beginning August 2024. Primary duties entail teaching introductory chemistry lectures and laboratories, and one or more of the following: biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, or instrumental analysis, depending on qualifications.

We anticipate running a tenure-track search for this position in the Fall of 2024 for a start date of Fall 2025. The successful candidate for the Visiting Assistant Professor position would be eligible to apply.

Location: Glenside


  • Primary duties entail teaching introductory chemistry lectures and laboratories and one or more of the following: biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, or instrumental analysis, depending on qualifications. Serve on university committees as requested or designated.


  • An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field, is required. Teaching experience at the postsecondary level is preferred, with an emphasis on engaged learning inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff members,
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills at both the conceptual and fine detail levels,
  • Adept interpersonal and communication skills within and beyond the program,
  • Skillful problem-solving capabilities with people, programs, and logistics,
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment within the program, its affiliates, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Arcadia University
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion and embrace opportunities for continued growth in cultural competence is expected. The college serves racially and ethnically-diverse students from different socio-economic backgrounds, first-generation college students, and a significant international student population.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence inside and outside of the classroom is particularly welcome and the Arcadia
  • University Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring is available to support this work.

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
  • Applicants should submit:
    • Cover letter, including a description of how the applicant can contribute to the University's emphasis on Combating Anti-Black Racism (CABR) and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) and/or Social Impact
    • A detailed CV listing qualifications and experiences
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations
    • Description of research interests
    • Statement of teaching philosophy with emphasis on diversity and inclusion
    • Contact information for three references

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that benefits from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

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