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The Department of Chemistry at Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry starting August 2024. Candidates from all areas of organic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities include Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, developing a productive research program incorporating undergraduate students, and supporting a diverse student population.

The Chemistry Department is ACS certified and has recently moved into a newly renovated science center. Our equipment includes a 400-MHz NMR, GC-MS, HPLC, GC, FTIR, DLS, MP-AES, and UV/VIS. The Carthage faculty is firmly committed to the liberal arts tradition and interdisciplinary work. Carthage also offers small class sizes, start-up funds for research, conference travel, and the opportunity to teach, mentor, and advise diverse undergraduates at a liberal arts college. A demonstration of teaching ability will be required at the final interview. More information about the Department may be found at

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement including plans to incorporate undergraduate students, and a plan to contribute to Carthage’s efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please submit the application packet, as a single pdf, to Applicant Pro.

For best consideration, applications should be received by Oct. 16, 2023. Questions can be sent to David Brownholland, at



Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.