Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry

Rivier University seeks a full-time, non-tenure track chemistry faculty member with an earned doctorate by June 1, 2021, with a strong background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Introductory Level Physics.

The successful candidate will join a highly committed group of Biology and Chemistry faculty members dedicated to the university’s mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. Working in a new, state-of-the art, Science and Innovation Center, Rivier faculty members are active teacher-scholars who value collaborations with students and their colleagues.

The Assistant Professor of Chemistry is responsible for providing the Arts and Sciences division at Rivier University with instruction and support to the Biology and Chemistry department.  The faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the University and serve the academic programs, the University, and the greater community.

The successful candidate may expect a 21-24 credit teaching load that includes General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Introductory-level Physics for students in the Biology major.  The successful candidate may also teach general education courses for undergraduate students:  Stewards of the Living World.

Supervision Received

Direction and general supervision is received from the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate by June 1, 2021.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Introductory-level Physics and a keen interest and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students as well as the ability to work effectively with students of all levels and abilities.
  • A record of productive scholarship and willingness to conduct research in an undergraduate setting.

Note: if the successful candidate is appointed at the Associate Professor rank, the appointment will involve significant administrative responsibilities for all Biology Academic Programs.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying), and the contact information of three (3) professional references to (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.)

Preferred start date is January 4, 2021.  An August 2021 start date is also possible.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Full consideration guaranteed for applications received by November 15, 2020.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.