Job #:  1701

Visiting Assistant Professor Position - General or Physical Chemistry. Pacific University Chemistry Department invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track position to begin August 2018. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field (ABD will be considered). The successful candidate will teach general chemistry and, depending on background, may also teach a physical chemistry course with lab. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts electronically to, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from recommenders to the same address. For further information about this position, the department, and the university see Questions may be directed to Dept. Chair, David Cordes at Review begins March 12 and will continue until the position is filled.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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