The Department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a Visiting Scholar in Organic Chemistry, a one-year position as a Social Justice Fellow beginning in the Fall 2023 Semester. This is a one-year position that may be eligible for conversion into a tenure-track line. The department offers ACS certified bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The primary responsibility is teaching Organic Chemistry I and II Lectures and Labs, and may include general chemistry and courses for non-majors. Engaging students in research is strongly encouraged. Additional responsibilities are advising, mentoring, curriculum development, course and program assessment, and service to the department and college. The individual hired for this position will also work on the development of the Old Westbury Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ). Knowledge and experience in helping students understand the role of science in social development is essential. Possible areas include but not limited to green chemistry, environmental sustainability, global warming, medicinal chemistry, food recovery and organic waste management, development of students' science identities into their multiple social identities, etc. The social justice fellow will teach 2 sections of Organic Chemistry I or II for Fall 2023. SUNY Old Westbury Social Justice Fellows will receive reassigned time equivalent to one course per semester to develop and begin operationalizing the Old Westbury Center for Social and Environmental Justice. The Social Justice Fellows are based in academic departments across campus and, together, will form an interdisciplinary cohort under the aegis of Academic Affairs.
Responsibilities may include:
- Developing and delivering campus-wide programming related to social justice, including professional development programming and programming that will promote the work of the CSEJ within and beyond Old Westbury.
- Collaborating on plans for the physical space of the CSEJ.
- Collaborating with faculty working on the Black Studies Center, Women's Center, El Conuco, and related Centers and programs, including co-curricular partnerships.
- Establishing connections with community partners and local institutions to support and promote the work of the CSEJ.
- Interfacing with and providing support for the Old Westbury Model particularly in areas of overlap with the CSEJ.
- Engaging and collaborating with the PRODiG committee and fellows and the DEI & Social Justice Presidential Committee in a mutually supportive and beneficial manner.
- Connecting and working with essential stakeholders on campus including but not limited to the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Title IX, and Ombuds, the Faculty Senate and governance bodies, Student Success programs and Student Affairs.
Comprehensive Benefits: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-April-2022.pdf
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 - commensurate with education and experience
- Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or ABD candidates with an expected date of degree completion by December 2023.
- Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Chemistry.
- Experience mentoring undergraduate student research.
- Experience in postdoctoral research.
- Experience teaching a culturally and economically diverse student population.
Please submit the following online at https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com:
- letter of application,
- curriculum vitae,
- statement of teaching philosophy,
- description of research interest and plans,
- contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
- a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).
Only applications submitted online will be considered.
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2023
VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.
Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of a criminal background check.
About SUNY Old Westbury:
SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.
SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students. Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations. The College serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for five consecutive years.
Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students. For more details about the College at Old Westbury, please refer to our website at www.oldwestbury.edu.
The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.