Assistant Professor of the Practice, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut
Up to $90,456 + benefits
Closing date
Feb 19, 2023

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The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a professor of the practice position at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2023.  This is a non-tenure track, fixed term renewable position.

The position is for instruction in our General Chemistry for the Health Sciences curriculum, a required one-semester lecture course and a required one-semester laboratory course for all nursing students as well as many pre-health students. The teaching load will be two undergraduate General Chemistry for the Health Sciences lecture sections and two undergraduate General Chemistry for the Health Sciences laboratory sections each semester.  The lecture and laboratory materials for these courses are coordinated to complement each other.  The candidate will have the option to make a contribution to university service opportunities.


Applicants are expected to have completed a M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry or an allied field, or should expect to receive their degree by summer 2023. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate lecture and laboratory teaching, and should have undergraduate lecture and laboratory teaching experience, preferably in General Chemistry for the Health Sciences or in a similar course. Candidates should have good communication skills and experience using classroom/laboratory technology. Additionally, a commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom and laboratory is required.

Additional Information:

The Department consists of nine full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center.  The Department has high quality NSF-funded instrumentation including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer.   Our Department offers ACS-accredited B.S. degrees in Chemistry and in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, including departmental events and guest lecturers, and a large student interest in the health sciences. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.   A thriving STEM community for faculty and students is demonstrated by an annual symposium featuring undergraduate student-faculty research, presentation of scholarly work at professional conferences, excellent graduate school acceptance rates, and a highly successful pre-health professions program.

Fairfield University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,757 undergraduate and 1,262 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately, for full consideration all materials must be submitted by February 28, 2023.

For full consideration, please click “” and upload the following materials:

  • a curriculum vitae a cover letter of application statement of teaching philosophy for teaching General Chemistry for the Health Sciences examples of sample syllabi and teaching evaluations is recommended unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts contact information for three references statement of interests and experience with diversity, equity and inclusion

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: by February 28, 2023 for full consideration of the application.

 Please direct questions to Dr. John Miecznikowski, Search Committee Chair, at .

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