Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

Old Westbury, New York
SUNY Old Westbury offers excellent benefits along with a competitive salary
Dec 01, 2017
Jan 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the State University of New York at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry beginning September 2018.  Responsibilities include teaching General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and other courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Candidates are expected to develop a strong undergraduate research program and excel at teaching.  Grant writing is expected.  The College offers ACS certified bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. 

Located on a 604 acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County about 22 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury enrolls 4,500 students, including 200 graduate students.  For more details about the SUNY Old Westbury, please refer to our website at  SUNY Old Westbury offers excellent benefits along with a competitive salary. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Chemistry.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate student research.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience teaching a culturally diverse undergraduate student population.


Application Instructions:

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interest and plans, and contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references should be submitted online at:

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York, College at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position Type:  Faculty

Official Budget Title:  Assistant Professor (10 months)

Campus Title:  Assistant Professor

Department:  Chemistry

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  NSA5

FLSA Status:  Exempt


About SUNY Old Westbury:

SUNY College at Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.