Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Rochester, New York
Commensurate with experience
Oct 21, 2020
Dec 20, 2020
Julie Grimm
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Roberts Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, invites candidates to apply for a full-time (9 month), tenure track Chemistry faculty position beginning Fall of 2021.  The chemistry and biochemistry programs are housed in the School of Natural and Social Sciences on our park-like campus in Rochester New York, providing the program with the advantages of a suburban setting within a vibrant metropolitan area.

Roberts Wesleyan College is a comprehensive, Christian college of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving approximately 1800 traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College is committed to integrating a Christian worldview with learning in order to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society.  Roberts has more than 60 undergraduate programs/majors, including 6 different adult-degree completion programs, 14 graduate programs, and 12 online programs; our first doctoral program launched in 2016.  The Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences is located in the new Crothers Science and Nursing Center equipped with new instrumentation and technology-rich research and classroom spaces that allow for hands-on experience with over 26 state-of-the-art instruments utilized in chemical and biochemical analysis.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry.  Previous academic and research experience is preferred.  Candidates with strengths in the content areas of physical, inorganic, and bioorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply.  However, qualified candidates in all sub-disciplines of chemistry are welcome to apply.  Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support the College’s Christian mission and identity. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate cultural competence and value the principles of diversity & equity.

Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate courses in physical, inorganic, organic chemistry, and/or others to be determined based on areas of expertise.  Additional responsibilities include conducting scientific research at the undergraduate level, advising students in chemistry and biochemistry, and supervising student internships.  While the primary focus for faculty is teaching, effective faculty performance will also include service, profession-related activity, and scholarship.

Applications will be considered until December 1, 2020.   Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed Application for RWC Faculty Employment (download at to:

Julia Pecnik Grimm, PhD
Dean, School of Natural & Social Sciences
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive 
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For further information, contact Dean Grimm via e-mail or call 585.594.6033.  Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Roberts Wesleyan College complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws and is committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.