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Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORDepartmentChemistrySchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterAnticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusTenure Eligible, Notice (TE)Position/Job Summary

Ithaca College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry to begin August 16, 2020. Primary teaching responsibilities are in physical chemistry and general chemistry.

We acknowledge and value the varied learning styles and interests of a racially and ethnically diverse student population. Successful candidates will demonstrate that same commitment and strive for the success of all students. We seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position/Job Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, or a closely related field is preferred; ABD with anticipated completion of Ph.D. by start date or shortly thereafter may be considered. Special consideration will be given to previous teaching and/or post-doctoral experience. The candidate is expected to: (1) have a strong commitment to teaching introductory general chemistry lecture and laboratory classes as well as upper-division physical chemistry courses; (2) establish an active research program in physical chemistry with undergraduates; (3) seek research funding through external grants; (4) send students to national or regional meetings; and (5) publish in peer-reviewed journals.

EEO Statement

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.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae/resume; (3) proposed research plan; and (4) statement of teaching philosophy. Names and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided; letters of recommendation and scanned copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts will be requested of candidates reaching the second round. The application cover letter should emphasize the aspects of the candidate’s previous experiences in teaching and research which motivate their interest in this position. The proposed research plan should include a summary about how our undergraduates will contribute to and benefit from your research program. The teaching philosophy should include evidence of your thoughts and/or experiences in creating an equitable and inclusive classroom, your goals for student learning, and assessment methods for those goals. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274 8000. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2019, and will continue until position is filled.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

We are a research-active chemistry department at an undergraduate institution with a continuing mission to lead in 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 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 state-of-the-art equipment. Nationally noted for their research, our faculty are currently investigating a range of topics in collaboration with our students.

College description

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

FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2165Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Reference List
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of Research Interests
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      Posted: 10/11/2019
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