Assistant Professor - Chemistry

New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 02, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department: Chemistry                                                                                     

Rank: Assistant

Specialization(s):  Marine Environmental Chemistry                                  

Search # 21-004

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Chemistry Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member specializing in Marine Environmental Chemistry to begin in August 2021. Teaching duties include introductory-level chemistry courses, Environmental Chemistry (undergraduate and graduate level), Marine Environmental Chemistry (undergraduate and graduate level) and other courses in areas of specialty. In addition to teaching excellence, the candidate is expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise. These activities include mentoring student research leading to peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, student theses, and contributions to workshops and conferences. Faculty members are also expected to advise undergraduate students and to participate in university service activities.

Required Qualifications: 

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry with a specialty in Marine Environmental Chemistry by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience and a track record of obtaining external funding.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit as a single document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable; official transcripts are required before hire), statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching interests, and a 3-5 page research plan. Three recommendation letters should also be submitted separately and independently by the references. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Chemistry Search Committee Chair at  [email protected]

Questions regarding the position should also be directed to [email protected] 

Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, October 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. 

All open faculty positions are subject to suspension pending state and Connecticut State University System budget.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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