Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Central New York
Up to $54,000 per year + benefits
Oct 13, 2017
Nov 12, 2017
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in chemistry beginning August 2018. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees both in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with curricula designed to meet the needs of students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or pre-health professions. Responsibilities of the position involve teaching four lectures or laboratories each semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a research program that includes directing undergraduate students. 

Candidates must have or be near a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related chemical science by August 2018 and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be able to teach in a student-centered small lecture and laboratory setting, contribute to an established General Chemistry curriculum, and provide upper level courses in their area of expertise. Areas of expertise being considered include disciplines at the interface of chemical subfields such as analytical/environmental, inorganic/organometallic, or bioorganic chemistry. Teaching or research interests, while flexible, that include bioanalytical chemistry or nanomaterials chemistry at the interface between the molecular and the macromolecular levels would fit well with emerging department curricula. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica College is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and grants ACS certified degrees. We are well-equipped with modern instrumentation and recently renovated laboratory spaces, and offer start-up funds to support faculty research. The successful candidate should have research interests that mesh well with some part of our established instrument suite. Recent acquisitions in the last two years include a 400 MHz NMR and a completely remodeled modern synthesis laboratory. 

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. Utica College is located in an attractive, family-friendly area of upstate New York near the foothills of the Adirondacks offering easy access to a broad variety of recreational and cultural attractions. 

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement including a description of research projects with undergraduates, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are asked to submit a reflective statement about teaching.  Since Utica College strives to be a diverse, yet inclusive, community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: Reflective statements that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.  All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin October 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including disabled and veterans as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.