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CUNY Assistant Professor - Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, or Biophysical Chemistry in Brooklyn, New York

Assistant Professor - Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, or Biophysical Chemistry

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Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, entry level tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry, with a focus in Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, or Biophysical Chemistry and a starting date in August 2023.

The Department of Chemistry is home to 17 full-time faculty and six full-time laboratory technicians who are committed to maintaining a vigorous instructional and research mission. The department places a high premium on supporting students from minority groups under-represented in the sciences, and recently won an award from the American Chemical Society in recognition of these efforts.

The School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its nine departments – Anthropology and Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health and Nutrition Sciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology.

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of a population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

The successful applicant will possess a doctoral degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline. The applicant will have a record demonstrating their potential for success in establishing an independent, externally-funded research program in experimental or theoretical science. The applicant must also have an interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field from an accredited institution

  • Ability to teach undergraduate or graduate courses is required

  • Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online


  • Demonstrated excellence in research including a strong publication record.

  • Potential for excellence in teaching, including online teaching, and in scholarship.

  • Interest in innovative pedagogies and/or strategies for student support and retention


$72,667 - $93,134; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

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.


STEP ONE - Submit application online

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now'', create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit

Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

  • An application letter indicating the desired position and briefly summarizing the candidate’s strengths as an applicant

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • A brief (5 pages maximum) statement of Teaching Philosophy. This should describe any special interests the candidate has in pedagogy, student retention, or in the support of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM fields

  • A brief (5 pages maximum) description of the research plan the applicant seeks to establish

STEP TWO - Submit References Contact Information at

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications to begin November 2, 2022 and will continue until filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.