Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

  • Brooklyn College
  • Brooklyn College, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Feb 23, 2022
Full time Chemistry

Job Description

 

Job Title: Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Job ID: 23750

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 or Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry within the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences with a starting date in August 2022. Lecturers are eligible for a certificate of continuous employment (CCE) upon the sixth reappointment in the title that follows five years of continuous service in the title.

 

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 Department of Chemistry is home to 17 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 Bachelor's degree in chemistry, STEM education, or a related field; a Master’s or doctoral-level degree in one of these fields is preferred. The applicant will also have experience teaching organic chemistry and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate level and will be committed to excellence in pedagogy and in student retention.  The preferred candidate will be able to make contributions in both organic chemistry and biochemistry, though it is understood that their strength may be greater in one area than the other, and instructional assignments in other areas of chemistry 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.

 

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.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors in Chemistry, STEM education, or a related field required
  • Masters or Ph.D. in Chemistry, STEM education, or a related field preferred
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels

The successful applicant will possess at least a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, STEM education, or a related field; a Master’s or doctoral-level degree in one of these fields is preferred. The applicant will also have experience teaching organic chemistry and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate level and will be committed to excellence in pedagogy and in student retention.  The preferred candidate will be able to make contributions in both organic chemistry and biochemistry, though it is understood that their strength may be greater in one area than the other, and instructional assignments in other areas of chemistry 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. 

 

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.

 

Application Details

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

STEP ONE—Submit Application via the CUNY online application system

 

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 or .pdf 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
  • Teaching Statement

 

STEP TWO – Submit Reference Contact Information by visiting www.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

March 19, 2022

 

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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Application Deadline

Open until filled.