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Assistant Professor Positions in Chemistry

St. John's University

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Assistant Professor Positions in Chemistry

Assistant Professor Positions in Chemistry

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Department of Chemistry at the Queens campus of St. John's University located in New York City is seeking applicants for three one-year full-time assistant professor faculty positions with a possibility of renewal. We are specifically looking for a) one candidate with expertise in the field of Analytical Chemistry, b) one with expertise in the field of Organic Chemistry, and c) one with expertise suitable for general chemistry.

While the primary focus is on the undergraduate program, the Department of Chemistry offers both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. We have twelve tenured faculty members all of whom maintain active research and scholarly activities. The department graduates about twenty ACS-certified B.S. chemistry majors and five M.S. students per year. There is an active ACS-student Chapter and seminar program with weekly meetings. The department is well equipped with modern instrumentation, including a 400 MHz NMR, ICP, GC-MS, GC-FID, UV-vis, fluorescence, LC-MS, HPLC, and FTIR instruments. More information about the Department can be found at


The successful candidate for the position in analytical chemistry will primarily be responsible for undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry along with coordinating multiple sections of an introductory general chemistry course. The successful candidate in organic chemistry will primarily be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in organic chemistry. The successful candidate for the position in general chemistry will be responsible for coordinating and teaching multiple sections of general chemistry.

All successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level. Candidates with experience of teaching diverse learners and who have demonstrated antiracism and inclusivity in their pedagogy, or in their pedagogical plans are especially encouraged to apply.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry. The candidate will have an ability to teach and develop courses in their area of expertise at the graduate and undergraduate level. A successful applicant will support our vision that academic excellence requires a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Demonstrated excellence in teaching chemistry is encouraged.

Application Process

Please submit your letter of intent, curriculum vitae, diversity & inclusion statement, and teaching philosophy online via the "apply" button below. The diversity and inclusion statement should address how the candidate plans to support an inclusive, antiracist and equitable environment in their teaching. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Joseph Serafin at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin March 10, 2021. Applications from and nominations of women and underrepresented candidates are highly encouraged (nominations may be sent to: Joseph Serafin [email protected] and the nominees will be contacted).

Click here to view the St. John's Faculty Brochure

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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