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

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Wed Jan 11 2023 Job Description:

Description of Department:

The Department of Chemistry is an ACS accredited program with an active undergraduate research program and a small master's 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 Master's degree. The department is working to develop a new Materials Chemistry Program. The department and its faculty is highly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and is highly interested in adding 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 a number of graduate students through teaching assistantships. The department includes several faculty members with awards in Mentorship, Teaching, Research, and Service. The faculty is committed to providing 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 position for Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry.

Posting Date: January 11, 2023

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary ( to 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

Description of Responsibilities:

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry and general education courses offered in chemistry, and specialty courses in area of expertise. The Visiting Assistant Professor may also participate in the department's vibrant undergraduate and MS-level graduate research program by working with several students.

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 Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic 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 diversity, equity, and inclusion issues (evidenced by diversity statement)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral and/or previous teaching experience is desirable

  • Research experience in synthetic organic chemistry (non-polymer based)

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. Arsalan Mirjafari, Search Chair at

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.