Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a tenure-track, faculty position within the Chemistry department to start August 1, 2020. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees both in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with curricula designed to meet the needs of students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or pre-health professions. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica College is also approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and grants ACS certified degrees. We are well-equipped with modern instrumentation and offer start-up funds to support faculty research. The incumbent should have research interests that mesh well with some part of our established instrument suite. Recent acquisitions include a 400 MHz NMR, a completely remodeled modern synthesis laboratory, and a dedicated chemistry research laboratory. A new analysis laboratory and a biochemistry laboratory will be included in a new building addition which will break ground summer of 2020.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of the position involve teaching four lectures or laboratories each semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a research program that includes directing undergraduate students. The incumbent will be able to teach quantitative analysis in a student-centered small lecture and laboratory setting, contribute to an established General Chemistry curriculum, and provide upper-level courses in their area of expertise. Areas of expertise being considered include disciplines at the interface of chemical subfields such as analytical/environment; bioanalytical, or materials analysis. Teaching or research interests, while flexible, that include bioanalytical chemistry or nanomaterials chemistry at the interface between the molecular and the macromolecular levels would fit well with emerging department curricula.
Candidates must have or be near a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related chemical science by August 2020 and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education.
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, Research Statement, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates upon application.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.