Assistant Professor - Chemistry

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, New York
Commensurate with experience
Nov 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor - Chemistry 
Job ID: 19723 
Location: LaGuardia Community College 
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time 
    Regular/Temporary: Regular 
    LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit to learn more.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Department of Natural Sciences at LaGuardia Community College seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty vacancy in Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level with an individual who possesses a firm commitment to teaching and research.

The Assistant Professor will be required to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to Chemistry; General Chemistry I and II; General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (for Health Science majors); as well as the associated laboratories, and other courses according to interest and need. The Assistant Professor will participate in developing new courses and improving existing curriculum to meet the growing needs of the department. Development of a viable research program and grant writing is expected. Student mentoring is an important component included in the duties performed by faculty and the successful candidate will be required to develop research programs that will involve students.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental, school, college and university-wide activities. LaGuardia emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with a diverse population. 

    Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. 

    CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. 

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. 

    December 9, 2018 

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