Job ID # 19219

The Chemistry Department at Queensborough Community Colleges invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Chemistry to begin in the Spring 2019 semester. The candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below, and will share responsibility for committee and department assignments, as well as administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. The successful candidate must be able to teach general and organic chemistry for majors and non-majors. In addition, faculty are expected to conduct original research and mentor undergraduate students, and to seek and obtain funding for research. Continued scholarly activities and publications are required for tenure and promotion. The successful candidate may be required to teach some evening and/or weekend classes. Summer teaching is available.

The Chemistry Department has up-to-date laboratory facilities for faculty-student research, including three research/instrumentation labs equipped with 90 MHz FT-NMR, portable picoSpin 45 NMR, GC-MS, HPLC, radial chromatography (chromatotron), UV-Vis, FT-IR, AFM, SEM/EDS, X-ray fluorescence, polarimeter, microwave reactors, and flash chromatography system, as well as four teaching labs. Our research students routinely make oral and poster presentations at local, regional, and national ACS conferences. We offer Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Dual/Joint A.S. degree in Science for Forensics (Queensborough)/B.S. in Forensic Science (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and a Dual/Joint A.S. degree in Chemistry (Queensborough)/B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at York College. For more information, visit www.qcc.cuny.edu/chemistry

CUNY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from members of protected groups including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional perspectives to the university’s mission. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are also encouraged to apply. One of the Queensborough Community College’s greatest strengths, and a necessary element of excellence, is the diversity of our community. We strive to attract and nurture a talented and diverse faculty and staff that proudly reflect the unique character of the local Queens community, the most diverse county in the United States.

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  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or closely related area(s) is required, as is demonstrated teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of recent scholarship and research
  • Previous undergraduate teaching experience, with preference given for candidates with experience teaching organic chemistry
  • Experience in teaching a diverse student population
  • A plan for ongoing research with undergraduates
  • Ability to cooperate and work with others for the good of the institution
  • An innovative perspective and non-traditional approach to pedagogy, including the use of modern technology


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.


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Candidates must provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


September 8, 2018. Review of resumes to begin August 20, 2018.


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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.