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Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Biology

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York
Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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The Chemistry Department at Hofstra University ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Bioorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Biology beginning September 1, 2022. Any area spanning biological to synthetic organic chemistry will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to teach both organic chemistry (lecture and lab) and biochemistry (lecture) and will have the opportunity to teach advanced chemistry courses in their area of expertise. A typical teaching load alternates between 2 and 3 courses per semester. The Chemistry Department serves only undergraduate students, with small class sizes (10-15) for junior and senior majors. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to establish a vibrant research program centered on undergraduates and seek grant funding. Intra- and extramural research collaborations are strongly encouraged. Experience advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields is highly desirable. The Chemistry Department offers undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry (with ACS accreditation), as well as Forensic Science. This position offers a competitive salary; excellent benefits; significant research and sabbatical support; and professional development.

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body.  We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related field is required by time of employment. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment. Applications received by March 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. 

Please submit the following in one PDF file and emailed to:

  • a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in this position,
  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy which includes your goals, ideas about pedagogical approaches, reflections on teaching or mentoring experience for undergraduate students, 
  • a detailed description of research plans that specifically addresses undergraduate student involvement and potential funding opportunities,
  • a statement on how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department, describing your plan to incorporate DEI into your teaching, mentorship, and service,
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

Arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. William F. Nirode, Chair, Chemistry Department, and emailed to At least one reference should speak to your teaching abilities in a classroom and/or laboratory setting.

Questions about the position, department or university may be emailed to

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hofstra University is a selective private university with 12,000 students (7,000 undergraduates) located 25 miles from New York City, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration with nearby universities and national lab facilities.


The Department of Chemistry at Hofstra University is part of the Hofstra College of Arts and Sciences. The department has nine full-time faculty, and offers BS Biochemistry, BA Chemistry, BS Chemistry and BS Forensic Science degrees. Our degree programs are ACS accredited. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and maintains a disability-accessible campus.
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