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Wabash Employment

Tenure-Track Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date Posted: 08/23/21

The Wabash College Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor position in Physical Chemistry or a related field to begin July 1, 2022. A Ph.D. is required. A strong commitment to engaging and evidence-based teaching practices that support student success alongside excellence and innovation in research in an undergraduate liberal arts setting is expected. The successful candidate will teach physical chemistry and contribute to first-year chemistry and all-College courses. Establishment of a research program involving undergraduates is expected. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, and the ability to work with a diverse student body. We are open to applications from candidates at the assistant and associate level. The Chemistry Department is ACS certified, has six full time faculty, excellent facilities and instrumentation, and support for undergraduate research. Further information about the department can be obtained from

About Wabash College

Founded in 1832, Wabash College is a private, independent, residential four-year liberal arts college for men. Its 87-member faculty is ranked No. 4 nationally for accessibility by the Princeton Review. The College invests significant resources to ensure any student who wishes can participate in off-campus and international immersion learning experiences.  Our 65-acre wooded campus is located 50 miles west of Indianapolis and three hours from Chicago.  In addition to the amenities these cities offer, we are near some of the best outdoor recreation in the state.

Wabash is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Approximately 30% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives. Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.

Application Process

To apply, go to and click the “Apply Now” button. The application dossier should consist of:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Statement of teaching principles
  5. Statement of research plans suitable for undergraduate participation
  6. Email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation electronically

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Laura Wysocki, Chair at  Review of materials will begin on October 1, 2021. 


We provide generous benefits plus robust research and travel funding for faculty development. 

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds. 


Ms. Rochella Endicott
Academic Administrative Coordinator
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Dr. Laura Wysocki
Associate Professor of Chemistry/Department Chair



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