CUNY Assistant Professor- Chemistry and Biochemistry in Queens, New York


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start Fall 2017. We seek to recruit the best available candidate regardless of research area, but will give preference to any area of inorganic or organic chemistry, broadly defined, if candidates are judged to be comparable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program while at the same time contributing to the Department’s mission of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and masters level, as well as teaching in the appropriate Ph.D. programs at the Graduate Center of CUNY.

Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers American Chemical Society-certified undergraduate majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Education. At the graduate level the department offers an MA program in Chemistry and participates in the CUNY Graduate Center Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics Ph.D. programs. The Department currently has 13 faculty members, almost all of whom have active research programs involving postdoctorals, Ph.D. students, and masters and undergraduate students. In recent years two faculty members have been awarded NSF CAREER grants. Research labs are located in new and renovated space in two adjacent buildings. Departmental equipment includes two NMR spectrometers (400 and 500 MHz), a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, and a variety of other shared equipment and computer clusters. A competitive start-up package providing support for equipment, supplies, and personnel will be provided. More information about the department may be found at

Queens College is located on an 80-acre tree-lined campus surrounding a traditional quad with a view of the Manhattan skyline, 10 miles away. Over 600 full-time faculty members teach about 19,000 students at the undergraduate and masters levels. Science faculty on campus are active in the University’s Ph.D. programs, and faculty members in the Department interact with chemistry faculty throughout CUNY, which has 18 four-year and two-year campuses in New York City.


Ph.D. degree or equivalent in chemistry or biochemistry, postdoctoral experience preferred. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement in the targeted research areas, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Please note that candidates must upload a single document with the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume (or CV), (3) three representative publications, (4) a statement of research plans and teaching interests, (5) start-up needs and budget, and (6) the names and contact information of three (3) professional references in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

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Open until filled with review of applications to begin after January 22, 2017


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Location: Queens College

Job Title: Assistant Professor- Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job ID: 16004

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular