Teaching and research post-doctoral associate in organic chemistry

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Teaching and research post-doctoral associate in organic chemistry Rank Research Associate Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track Job Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Providence College invites applications for a teaching and research post-doctoral associate in organic chemistry to begin July 1, 2021. The position is initially funded through April 30, 2022 in part from the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Rhode Island IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence. Continuation funding is expected through April 30, 2023.

The individual we seek will embody the teacher-scholar educational model and ultimately aspires to become a faculty member at a primarily undergraduate institution. In addition to teaching one course per semester, the successful applicant will perform research in synthetic organic chemistry under the direction of Seann P. Mulcahy.

Providence College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college in Providence, Rhode Island. The department offers ACS -accredited degrees in chemistry and is committed to excellence in engaged teaching and undergraduate research. The College is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community where people of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and perspectives can flourish. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to mentoring and supporting students from underrepresented groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information on this position can be found here: https://web.uri.edu/riinbre/training/teaching-postdoc-fellowships/.

Essential Duties

The successful applicant will perform research in synthetic organic chemistry on the asymmetric synthesis of atropisomeric -carboline heterocycles under the direction of Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy.

The candidate will help mentor undergraduate students performing research in the Mulcahy lab, will be responsible for the maintenance of instrumentation and equipment, and will be expected to publish and present their experimental work.

Teaching responsibilities may include introductory courses in chemistry (general and/or organic chemistry, including lab), as well as opportunities to teach chemistry courses that meet departmental or core curriculum needs. The candidate will teach one course per semester.

Candidates will also be expected to attend the chemistry/biochemistry seminar series and participate in other departmental events throughout the academic year.

Education and Experience Required

A Ph.D. in chemistry from an accredited institution is required.

Applicants with research experience in asymmetric synthesis and transition metal catalysis are of particular interest.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, have strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively with undergraduate students and other faculty members.

Posting Number F88P Open Date 01/04/2021 Close Date 03/01/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest and relevant training, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy (including a discussion of approaches the candidate would take to foster an inclusive classroom environment), and three letters of reference. Interested candidates must apply online through the Providence College employment website at https://careers.providence.edu.

Please contact Dr. Mulcahy (smulcahy@providence.edu) if you have additional questions about the position.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. Providence College is committed to creating an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty that reflects the diversity of the broader world in which we live and work. An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons of color.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
Optional Documents
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