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

Assistant Professor - Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Queens College

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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry of Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2023. With the support of substantial start-funds, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, laboratory-based research program in Biochemistry that will complement the collaborative, interdisciplinary environment at the College. Responsibilities will include teaching Biochemistry and courses within the applicant’s area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate (M.A./Ph.D.) levels. The new faculty member will participate in departmental service activities, including administrative, advisory, supervisory, or other functions. Review of applications will begin in mid-December and continue until the position is filled.

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 MA programs in Chemistry or Biochemistry and participates in PhD programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology at the CUNY Graduate Center. The Department currently has 12 professorial faculty plus 2 full-time lecturers. Faculty members have active research programs involving undergraduate students, or graduate students (Master’s or PhD-level.) Research labs are located in two adjacent buildings equipped with modern facilities. 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. Located in the Biology Department are core facilities for imaging, molecular biology, and histology, as well as an animal facility and a greenhouse.

Queens College is part of the largest urban university in the United States, The City University of New York. 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 500 full-time faculty members teach 20,000 students at the undergraduate and master's levels. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges. Students at Queens College come from all parts of the city, but predominantly from the borough of Queens, which is the most ethnically diverse county in the US. The student profile at Queens College reflects this diversity, with about 170 countries represented and 110 different native languages spoken. Among freshmen, 44% are immigrants (born outside the mainland U.S.) and 34% are first generation students. Moreover, about 38% of QC undergraduate students are underrepresented minorities. Candidates that contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


We invite applications from candidates with a doctoral degree, at least three years of postdoctoral experience, and a record of research accomplishment in Biochemistry. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, and to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


The salary range for this position is $90,375 - $93,134. CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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.

Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 -- City of New York employees and employees of participating employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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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.


Open until filled with review to begin on January 2, 2022




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.