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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Bridgewater College
Job Location:
Bridgewater, Virginia


The Department of Chemistry at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars with expertise in biochemistry for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position starting August 2023. 

The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic chemistry program at a liberal arts college that values quality teaching, advising and mentoring students, and an active research agenda. He or she will be expected to teach courses at all levels of an undergraduate chemistry curriculum, including courses in biochemistry and organic chemistry. The successful candidate will also develop an accessible research agenda that has potential for student involvement. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in chemistry, with specialization in biochemistry, is required by the start of the position in August 2023. Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal-arts context required. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1500 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

APPLY: Please complete the online application at, attaching a cover letter, cv, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page statement regarding your research agenda. Please ask three references to sign letters and send them to

DEADLINE: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit application materials by October 30, 2022.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Ellen Mitchell at

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or any characteristic protected by law. 

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:

Annual Security Report

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761

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