Human Resources

Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry

The ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry at Muskingum University invites applications for a full-time Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The teaching fellow position is intended for an early career-professional seeking a position at a primarily undergraduate institution with an emphasis on teaching excellence. The position is open to candidates who have recently completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry; ABD candidates will also be considered. The position is a one- year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will teach non-majors chemistry, chemistry for nursing majors, and general chemistry to a wide range of learners. As such, candidates from all disciplines in chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical) are encouraged to apply. The teaching load will be constructed to focus on building teaching skills. The fellow, if interested, will also have the opportunity to work with undergraduate students on independent research projects as part of the senior seminar capstone experience.

The teaching fellow will:

  • Gain experience with curricular design by serving as the instructor of record.
  • Benefit from active mentoring from experienced chemistry educators.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings with the department to ensure successful setup of labs by the lab manager.
  • Participate in regular department, division, and full faculty meetings to gain exposure to professional service and a better operational understanding of the academic program at a PUI.
  • Receive professional development through on-campus training sessions, including through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
  • Have access to travel funds to regional scientific conferences.
  • Have a 9-month contract starting August 15, 2022, with the possibility of renewal.
  • Receive a full time salary with benefits.
  • Receive a relocation allowance.


How to Apply

Please send the following application materials by email to or fax to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence.

  • Letter of application addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the university for this position
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • List of three professional references with contact information and relationship to applicant

Questions may be directed to Dr. Lois Zook-Gerdau, Chair, Department of Chemistry (

Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.

About Muskingum

Muskingum is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. The university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2,500.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in higher education and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.


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