Teaching Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry/Faculty Specialist in Chemistry

University of Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Oct 07, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Scranton invites applicants for a three-semester teaching post-doctoral fellow or faculty specialist position beginning in January 2021 and continuing through May of 2022. The successful applicant will join a department of twelve full-time faculty members with expertise in a range of disciplines. The department offers several undergraduate degrees, including two leading to ACS certification. We seek applicants who are dedicated to excellence in teaching undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory subjects (e.g., general chemistry, organic chemistry) and potentially other courses in the successful candidate’s area of interest.

The successful teaching post-doctoral candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field, whereas a successful faculty specialist candidate must have a master’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field. Demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in organic chemistry.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at https://www.scranton.edu/about/jesuit-tradition/index.shtml.

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs.  The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at https://www.scranton.edu/equity-diversity/ for our full non-discrimination statement.  

The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity.  All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy. 

Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, graduate transcripts, and teaching philosophy statement. Three letters of recommendation are also required. For further information about the Chemistry Department, visit our web page at https://www.scranton.edu/academics/cas/chemistry/index.shtml.

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