Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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Full Time (Exempt)
Science and Mathematics

The Coker College Department of Science and Mathematics is seeking qualified applicants for the Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning August, 2018, with the possibility of a continuing appointment thereafter.  The primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • teaching organic chemistry, general chemistry, and upper-level courses such as bio-chemistry that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online instruction

  • advising/mentoring students in an active undergraduate research program

  • serving on department and possibly campus committees

  • performing other responsibilities as defined by the College

The Department is seeking an individual who is passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative courses and programs; and committed to actively contributing to Coker College’s mission.  

Preferred qualifications:  earned doctorate in organic chemistry, or closely related field of chemistry, a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduates, a strong interest in directing undergraduate research, and a commitment to continued scholarship.  

This is a full-time, 9-month position with competitive salary and benefits reporting to the Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics.   

To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the  successful candidate), and three current letters of recommendation to  Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.

Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.