Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Tenure Track (Organic Chemistry)

Rochester, New York
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Sep 07, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018.  The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Candidates will develop a strong research program involving undergraduate students that includes participation in summer research activities.   Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a closely related field and demonstrated experience educating diverse populations of students.

The Nazareth College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Peckham Hall, a 74,000 square foot facility for integrated math and science that was recently ranked 20th for Best Science Lab Facilities by the Princeton Review. Peckham Hall features state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities in addition to various updated instrumentation available for both research and teaching usage.
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The successful candidate is expected to teach Organic Chemistry and Fundamentals of Organic & Biochemistry.  Teaching responsibilities may also include contributions to the first year chemistry program (General Chemistry), upper-level courses including electives in their area of expertise, and courses in the college core curriculum.

Complete applications will include:
• A cover letter inclusive of experience working with culturally diverse groups
• A teaching philosophy
• A statement of research plans suitable for undergraduate participation (3 page maximum)
• A curriculum vitae
• Copy of graduate‐level transcripts
• The names and contact information for three professional references (including at least one that can address your teaching experience and one that can address your experience working with diverse groups.)

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Nazareth College Human Resources website at

Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE