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State University of New York at Oswego Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Fri Oct 21 2022 Job Description:

Description of Department:

The Department of Chemistry is an ACS accredited program with an active undergraduate research program and a small masters degree program. The department maintains one of the highest graduation rates of ACS certified degrees in the SUNY system. The department supports undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, a minor in forensic science and a Chemistry Masters degree. The department is working to develop a new Materials Chemistry Program. The department and its faculty is highly committed equity, inclusion and diversity issues and is highly interested in to add diverse candidates, including women, into its faculty. The department is well-equipped for teaching and research. The department supports summer research by funding student stipends through alumni funds. The department also supports number of graduate students through teaching assistantship. The department includes several faculty members with awards in Mentorship, Teaching, Research, and Service. The faculty is committed to provide mentorship to new faculty for their success at Oswego. The Chemistry Department moved to a new 250,000 square foot, $118 million science building in August 2013.

The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Chemistry.

Posting Date: October 21, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Minimum salary is $65,000 (commensurate with experience) plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here ( for more information.

Date of Appointment: Fall 2023 (or for Faculty will be date of obligation)

Description of Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical and/or computational chemistry and general education courses offered in chemistry, and specialty courses in area of expertise. The Assistant Professor will be an active participant in the departments vibrant undergraduate and graduate research program by working with several students. The Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry will be expected to sponsor candidates for the Master of Science chemistry degrees and increase the recognition of the department and SUNY Oswego and will be expected to secure external funding through grants.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( . As such, the Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field at the time of appointment

  • Clearly articulated understanding and commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity issues (evidenced by diversity statement)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience

  • Research experience in computational chemistry

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. (

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Dr. Julia Koeppe, Search Chair at