Welcome to Ithaca College, nestled in the heart of New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region. Located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, this thriving, culturally diverse city of 30,000 combines small-town warmth and charm with cosmopolitan flair. Ithaca, NY is also the home to Cornell University and attracts visitors, students, and scholars from around the globe. Whether you're looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has it all. Rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, and splendid lakes offer countless outdoor activities. Fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, vibrant theater, mainstream and independent cinema, and live music abound. You can visit central New York's award-winning wineries, swim beneath towering waterfalls, ski and skate throughout the winter, take in the museums and galleries, or just stroll and shop along the downtown Commons. Benefits are an important component of the total compensation package offered by Ithaca College. The College's commitment to providing high quality benefits, competitive with other college and universities is evidenced by the plan choices available to its faculty and staff. The Chemistry program is ACS certified and students graduate with a BA or BS in Chemistry or a BS in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Ithaca College offers diverse coursework, opportunities for significant research, challenging and rewarding fieldwork, and a variety of extramural activities. The department is housed in the Center for Natural Sciences, a 125,000-square-foot building that features private labs for professors, large labs for instruction, and up-to-the-minute equipment. Nationally noted for their research, our faculty are currently investigating such topics as molecular modeling, the conversion of solar energy to electricity, organic synthesis, mechanisms of proton transfer reactions, synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids, new materials to be used in tissue engineering, new antibacterial agents, and advanced materials for use in fuel cells. What's more, our professors encourage -- and expect -- student collaboration.