Summer 2019 Employment Opportunity- Chemistry Instructors and Teaching Assistants

Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities

Chemistry Instructors and Teaching Assistants

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for our summer programs. CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. Positions are available at residential and day sites at colleges, universities, and schools on the East and West coasts, as well as internationally in Hong Kong. A full list of site locations can be found here.

We are currently seeking individuals to work with the following Chemistry-related courses:

  • The Edible World
  • Crystals and Polymers
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry

A full list of science courses, course descriptions, and sample syllabi can be found at:

Why teach for CTY?

  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant, and are limited to a maximum of 18 students per class
  • opportunity to teach gifted students, and work with other professionals in your field
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget

Core Dates for 2019*:

Session 1: June 20 – July 13, 2019
Session 2: July 13 – August 3, 2019

*Note: dates may vary depending on location and position. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 – $6,000 for instructors and $2,540 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. Travel assistance is provided to Hong Kong.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.
  • Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience, graduate coursework, and at least a bachelor’s degree. 

More Information

Instructor and Teaching Assistant position descriptions:

To Apply

Fill out an online application at

Questions? Contact us at


Smith College Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in David Gorin’s lab in the Chemistry Department at Smith College.  The Fellow will conduct research into the use of modified DNA molecules as chemical reagents to selectively modify one compound in a complex mixture (for our recent progress, see: Chem. Sci., 2018, 2105). There are extensive opportunities to directly mentor undergraduate researchers. The current postdoc in the lab is leaving to start a tenure-track job at a liberal arts college, and this position is potentially a great fit for someone intending to pursue a career at such an institution.

The desired start date is summer 2019.

Additional information and application instructions may be found at:

Contact for questions:

David J. Gorin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Smith College
310 Ford Hall
(413) 585-3889

Visiting Assistant Professor(s) –  Whittier College Chemistry

Visiting Assistant Professor(s) –  Whittier College Chemistry

The Whittier College Chemistry department, an ACS-approved program, is looking for up to two one-year Visiting Assistant Professors for the 2019-2020 academic year (full-time, non-tenure track) with the potential for renewal.  One position is in Organic Chemistry and the other position could be in any sub-discipline of chemistry.  A successful candidate will have earned a Chemistry Ph.D., an M.S. with significant college-level teaching experience, or ABDs may also be considered.  Teaching responsibilities for the Organic Chemistry position will include two semesters of Organic chemistry, one semester of General Chemistry, and a course for non-majors.  Teaching responsibilities for the second potential position include two semesters of General Chemistry and a course for non-majors.  Please send a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, have three references send confidential recommendation letters to Devin Iimoto at  Review of applications will begin February 25.

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. Distinguished by small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum, it is a nationally recognized model for inclusion and diversity. With over 65% students of color, Whittier is both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,700 undergraduates, ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. Visit for additional information.



Senior Research Associate Position- University of Toronto- Mississauga

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Job Opportunity- Academic Professional Lecturer- University of Wyoming

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Open Position- Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry- UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Chemistry has initiated a search for a new Assistant Professor in Polymer Chemistry. The successful candidate will establish an innovative, externally funded research program in Polymer Chemistry, broadly defined, while maintaining a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. This position is part of a multi-year commitment to establish UNR as an international leader in Advanced Manufacturing Research.

To find more information or to submit an application please visit:

Application review will begin January 7, 2019. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution for the State of Nevada with an enrollment of nearly 22,000 students, including over 2,800 graduate students. Our department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.  The department has a total of 17 full-time academic faculty members, is housed in a four-story building, and is well equipped with modern research instrumentation.  We have recently moved our undergraduate teaching laboratories into new instructional facilities in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.  The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco, in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and eclectic intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

For more information about the department and its programs, I invite you and potential candidates to visit our web site at:

Ball State University- Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Check out tenure-track positions at Ball State University:

Biochemistry position #100937 at the following link:

Organic position #100933 at the following link: