Assistant or Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry

Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York
Closing date
Mar 17, 2024

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Full time

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The Chemistry Department at Hofstra University ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry beginning September 1, 2024. Any area spanning organic chemistry will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to teach organic chemistry (lecture and lab) and will have the opportunity to teach other 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 (10-20) for junior and senior majors. The Chemistry Department offers undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry (with ACS accreditation), as well as Forensic Science.

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant research program centered on undergraduates and seek grant funding. Competitive start-up funding will be provided to enable the successful candidate to launch their research agenda. Intra- and extramural research collaborations are strongly encouraged. The candidate will also provide service to the department, college, and university. Experience advising and mentoring undergraduate students and individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields is highly desirable.


  • PhD in organic chemistry or related field required by time of employment. Potential to establish a successful research program involving undergraduate students. Experience teaching undergraduate chemistry courses Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment


  • Postdoctoral or industry work experience Previous experience mentoring undergraduate students Recent peer-reviewed publications Instructor-of-record for undergraduate organic chemistry course(s)


 Please upload the following with your application, for consideration:

  • Cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in this position Current curriculum vitae Statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy Detailed research plan that specifically addresses undergraduate student involvement, potential funding opportunities, and required research facilities Statement on how you will contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) within the department, describing your plan to address DEIB in your teaching, mentorship, and service List of three references (with their email addresses) who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation; at least one reference should speak to your teaching experience in classroom and/or laboratory settings Unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries should be directed to



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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