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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ithaca College
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Hiring Range: $60,100 - $79,50, dependent on discipline, qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry to begin August 2024. The primary teaching responsibilities of the position are in biochemistry and general chemistry. Additional responsibilities include conducting and publishing research involving undergraduates; teaching elective courses appropriate for the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs; and participating in service. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach and conduct research in ways that acknowledge and value the varied learning styles and interests of a culturally diverse student population, reflecting a commitment to the success of all students. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field; ABD with defined schedule for completion of Ph.D. may be considered. Previous teaching and/or post-doctoral experience would be a definite plus. The position calls for teaching introductory general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses, as well as biochemistry lecture, laboratory, and elective courses appropriate for the applicant’s area of expertise. 

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: We are a research-active chemistry department with a focus on undergraduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. We are committed to creating an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity, and candidates who can contribute to that goal are especially encouraged to apply. 

The Ithaca College Biochemistry program is jointly administered by the Chemistry and Biology Departments and awards a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree following diverse coursework, multiple opportunities for significant research, and a variety of extramural activities. The Departments of Chemistry and Biology are housed in the Center for Natural Sciences, a 125,000-square-foot building that features private labs for professors, large labs for instruction, and state-of-the-art equipment. Nationally noted for their research, our faculty are currently investigating a range of topics in collaboration with our students.  

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: Interested individuals should apply online at and attach:  

(1) a cover letter addressing experience and interests relevant to a primarily undergraduate institution, curriculum vitae, (2) statement of teaching philosophy that includes a description of how the candidate is prepared to work with diverse populations of students, (3) statement of research interests that includes the candidate’s plans to establish an active research program in biochemistry involving grant proposals and leading to publications with student co-authors, (4) scanned copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (5) names of three references should be provided (letters of recommendation will be requested if candidate advances in evaluation)  

Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by September 15, 2023.  

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. 

Visa sponsorship may be provided for this position. 

Hiring Range: $60,100 - $79,50, dependent on discipline, qualifications and experience. 

About Us 

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. 

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements. 

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel. 

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college. 

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. 

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at 


Welcome to Ithaca College, nestled in the heart of New York State's beautiful Finger Lakes region. Located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, this thriving, culturally diverse city of 30,000 combines small-town warmth and charm with cosmopolitan flair. Ithaca, NY is also the home to Cornell University and attracts visitors, students, and scholars from around the globe. Whether you're looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has it all. Rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, and splendid lakes offer countless outdoor activities. Fantastic restaurants, exciting nightlife, vibrant theater, mainstream and independent cinema, and live music abound. You can visit central New York's award-winning wineries, swim beneath towering waterfalls, ski and skate throughout the winter, take in the museums and galleries, or just stroll and shop along the downtown Commons. Benefits are an important component of the total compensation package offered by Ithaca College. The College's commitment to providing high quality benefits, competitive with other college and universities is evidenced by the plan choices available to its faculty and staff. The Chemistry program is ACS certified and students graduate with a BA or BS in Chemistry or a BS in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Ithaca College offers diverse coursework, opportunities for significant research, challenging and rewarding fieldwork, and a variety of extramural activities. The department is housed in the Center for Natural Sciences, a 125,000-square-foot building that features private labs for professors, large labs for instruction, and up-to-the-minute equipment. Nationally noted for their research, our faculty are currently investigating such topics as molecular modeling, the conversion of solar energy to electricity, organic synthesis, mechanisms of proton transfer reactions, synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids, new materials to be used in tissue engineering, new antibacterial agents, and advanced materials for use in fuel cells. What's more, our professors encourage -- and expect -- student collaboration.

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