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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Siena College
Loudonville, New York
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 25, 2022

Job Details

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Siena College invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2023. Candidates with expertise in any area of biochemistry (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to applicants with complementary expertise in analytical, physical, medicinal, or polymer chemistry.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, though we particularly encourage applications from candidates with experience teaching small undergraduate courses with inclusive pedagogies. The successful candidate will teach 18 contact hours during the academic year with primary teaching responsibilities in their field of expertise and general chemistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program supported by resources including start-up funds, a research lab/office suite, student stipends for summer research, a modern instrumentation center, conference travel funds, a grants office, and a capstone research course. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry employs eleven full-time faculty, dedicated general and organic chemistry lab managers, and several long-term adjunct faculty. The Department is committed to fostering a culture of collegiality, cooperation, and collaboration between Department members, support staff, and the students we serve. In keeping with college mission, we are dedicated to meeting our diverse students where they are and providing them pathways for success in STEM fields. 

Priority will be given to completed applications received by October 14, 2022. Electronic submission of application materials through Interview Exchange is required. Your application should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement that addresses your commitment to excellence in undergraduate instruction and to fostering a vibrant and inclusive classroom environment; 4) a description of your planned research with undergraduate students; 5) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 6) contact information for 3 professional references who will be contacted for reference letters upon submission of all other required application materials.

Siena College offers a competitive salary and benefits package that is commensurate with academic credentials. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Department Chair (Lucas Tucker;

Siena College is located in Loudonville, New York - just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany - the Siena experience is built for a new generation of leaders eager to create a more just, peaceful, and humane world. Each year, more than 3,000 Saints are empowered through a transformative journey of intellectual, spiritual, and personal discovery. The Education for a Lifetime is made possible through a workforce of highly qualified and competent faculty, administrators, and staff committed to fulfilling the Siena mission.

Siena College has been recognized as the number one college in New York State for graduating students into meaningful employment, having one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and ranked nationally as a top-10 Catholic College.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

COVID-19 vaccination is required for employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy.



Siena College, founded in 1937, is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college with a Franciscan and Catholic tradition. Situated in the attractive residential community of Loudonville, New York, Siena's 155-acre campus has an ideal location that is easily reached from New York City, Boston, Buffalo, and is in the center of New York State's Capital District, just two miles north of Albany. The College has a full-time enrollment of approximately 2,800. Siena was founded by the Holy Name Province (New York), a Franciscan Order, and received its provisional charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New york in 1938. Siena College offers programs of study in the Arts, in the Sciences, and in Business leading to the baccalaureate degree, and provides continuing education programs for the surrounding community. The College also participates with several other educational institutions in cooperative degree programs. Siena is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

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