Tenure-Track Position in Chemistry

Employer
St. Lawrence University
Location
Canton, New York
Salary
Comprehensive salary and benefits package
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Field of specialization
Organic
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

St. Lawrence University is searching for an individual with a Ph.D. in chemistry (strong ABD candidates will also be considered) for a full time, tenure-track position to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as advanced courses in their area of expertise. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, areas of expertise that complement existing faculty specialties, and with a significant organic component, are preferred.

The department teaches several small sections of general chemistry as part of a collaborative team, with an activity-rich, student-centered curriculum. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their teaching, scholarship and/or service. Information about diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus (https://www.stlawu.edu/offices/presidents-office/statement-diversity).

St. Lawrence University expects, and is supportive of, faculty-mentored undergraduate research as a critical element of a liberal-arts science education. The candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program to which undergraduates actively contribute. All chemistry majors participate in a senior research project. The department houses an impressive array of instrumental, and computational resources for the support of teaching and research. St. Lawrence University has a nationally recognized First-Year Program (http://www.stlawu.edu/fyp/) to which the successful candidate could also contribute. Details and additional information are available at our web site (http://www.stlawu.edu/academics/programs/chemistry)

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry (strong ABD candidates may also be considered).

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of completed applications will begin October 18, 2021, and continue until the position is successfully filled. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Samantha Glazier at sglazier@stlawu.edu.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity, and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

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St. Lawrence University Short History: St. Lawrence University was founded in 1856 by leaders of the Universalist Church, who were seeking to establish a seminary somewhere west of New England and were enthusiastically courted by the citizens of Canton. The denomination, which has since merged with the Unitarian faith, was part of the liberal wing of Protestantism, championing such ideas as critical thinking and gender equality-attributes that surfaced in the new seminary, which was progressive in its teaching philosophy and coeducational from the beginning. The University as it exists today was created as a "Preparatory Department" to provide a foundation for theological study. That department became today's liberal arts University, while the seminary closed in 1965 with the Unitarian/Universalist consolidation. The University of the 19th century was a relatively cheerless place, with students putting all their energies into their studies. But as the century drew to a close, sports teams began to be fielded (men's basketball and track were the first intercollegiate sports; hockey was not introduced until 1926, with a 1-0 loss to arch-rival Clarkson), a student government formed and organizations for music, drama and the literary arts began to draw attention. At this time, the first Greek-letter organizations, today's fraternities and sororities, took root. Early in the 20th century, the University's graduate program in education came into being; it has since served hundreds of North Country school teachers and administrators. Following a difficult period during the Great Depression and World War II, the student body increased quickly, and with it the physical plant. A four-building campus serving around 300 students in the early 1940s became a 30-building campus serving 2000 students within 25 years, partly through acquisition of the adjacent state school of agriculture campus when that facility relocated across town. The mid-60s also saw the birth of one of St. Lawrence's key components today, its international programs. As the 21st century dawns, the University is embarked upon another facilities upgrade program that aims to take advantage of the electronic revolution in higher education, as well as a curriculum reform to tailor its educational programs to the demands of the next millennium. Among St. Lawrence's distinguished alumni are communications magnate and diplomat Owen D. Young, for whom the Young Plan for European war reparations was named; Olympia Brown, the first woman in U.S. history to be ordained a minister; author Lorrie Moore; United States Senator Susan Collins; and actors Kirk Douglas and Viggo Mortensen.
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