Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)

Jamaica, New York
Commensurate with experience
Sep 09, 2019
Oct 01, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical)


The Institution


St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


Commitment to Inclusion


A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 


Division/Department Information

The Department of Chemistry at the Queens campus of St. John's University located in New York City is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty member in the field of Analytical Chemistry at the rank of assistant professor to begin in fall 2020.


While the primary focus is on the undergraduate program, the Department of Chemistry offers both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.  We have twelve tenured faculty members all of whom maintain active research and scholarly activities. The department graduates about twenty ACS-certified B.S. chemistry majors and five M.S. students per year. There is an active ACS-student Chapter and seminar program with weekly meetings. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation, including a 400 MHz NMR, ICP, GC-MS, GC-FID, UV-vis, fluorescence, LC-MS, HPLC, and FTIR instruments. More information about the Department can be found at




Successful candidates will be expected to: i) develop an independent and vigorous research program, ii) demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, iii) engage in service to the University and community.  Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry along with general chemistry. In your application letter we encourage you to address how you would be successful in these areas.




Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry.  The qualified candidate will have a proven record of research accomplishments in analytical chemistry or a closely related field, including post-doctoral research, industrial, or equivalent experiences. The development of a research program involving undergraduate and master's degree students is expected and strongly supported.  The candidate will have an ability to teach and develop courses in the analytical chemistry discipline. A successful applicant will support our vision that academic excellence requires a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Application Process 


Please submit your letter of intent, curriculum vitae, research proposal, diversity & inclusion statement, and teaching philosophy online via the apply button below.  Research proposals from related disciplines to analytical chemistry should explain how their plans overlap with the analytical discipline. The diversity and inclusion statement should address how the candidate plans to support an inclusive and equitable environment in their teaching, research, and/or service.  Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Joseph Serafin at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and they should be received by October 1, 2019 to guarantee full consideration. Applications from and nominations of women and underrepresented candidates are highly encouraged (nominations may be sent to: Joseph Serafin  


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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