Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry

Hartford, Connecticut (US)
Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.
Aug 16, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
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The Environmental Science Program and the Chemistry Department at Trinity College invite applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Chemistry to begin in the fall term of 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or associated field with a research specialty in some area of environmental chemistry.  The primary teaching duties for this position will include courses in introductory chemistry and environmental science, environmental chemistry at levels from introductory to advanced, inorganic chemistry, and advanced-level courses in chemistry and environmental science in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Other teaching duties will include non-majors science courses or first-year seminars during alternate years.

Candidates are also expected to develop a productive research program in environmental chemistry that involves undergraduate students. Both, the Environmental Science Program and the Department of Chemistry have excellent, modern research instrumentation. A list of available equipment can be found at:

Trinity’s Environmental Science Program is an initiative that exploits the College’s urban location and the broader Hartford environs.  The Environmental Science program currently consists of two tenured faculty members, in conservation biology and geophysics respectively, a laboratory instructor with expertise in structural geology, an endowed postdoctoral scholar, and a laboratory manager. The program enjoys additional support from other faculty in biology, chemistry, and engineering.

Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.  The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.  We seek applications from minorities, women, and other under-represented groups.

Consideration of applications will begin 10/1/2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  For additional information please contact Dr. Christoph Geiss ( Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research goals and teaching philosophy), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least three letters of reference on