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CUNY Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Job ID: 22817

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Brooklyn College, a senior College of the City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry within the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences with a starting date in August 2022.

The Department of Chemistry is home to 16 full-time faculty and six full-time laboratory technicians who are committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their professional careers. 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 successful applicant will possess at least a Master’s degree or higher in chemistry, STEM education, or a related field; a doctoral-level degree in one of these fields is preferred. The applicant will also have experience teaching organic chemistry at the undergraduate level and will be committed to excellence in pedagogy and in student retention. Teaching responsibilities will center on organic chemistry, but instruction and curriculum development in other areas are possible. A priority for the department is the development of programs and resources to support student retention, and the successful applicant will be prepared to play a leading role in addressing these challenges.

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching and developing curricula for undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Developing programs and resources supporting student success and retention in organic chemistry.

  • Sharing responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other related functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Chemistry, STEM education, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials at the entry level. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE – Click "Apply Now"

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 https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/

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

  • An application letter indicating the desired position, and should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current and detailed curriculum vitae

  • A one-page document describing the candidate’s three-year research agenda

  • Copies of publications and/or working papers

STEP TWO - Go to https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/

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.

CLOSING DATE

Revised

November 23, 2021

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

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