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Shineman Endowed Professor

State University of New York at Oswego
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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State University of New York at Oswego

Shineman Endowed Professor


The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Shineman Endowed Professor.


Posting Date: July 20, 2021


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


Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:   or


Date of Appointment:  January 1st 2022 or later


Description of Responsibilities:

The Shineman Endowed Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate, graduate, and general education courses offered in chemistry, and specialty courses in area of expertise.  An active participant in the department, the Endowed Professor will have a split load between teaching and research (12 hours of teaching load and 12 hours of research and grant writing load per year) and will be expected to enhance the recognition of the department.


This endowed position is new to SUNY Oswego, an institution focused on providing outstanding educational and research opportunities for students in a primarily undergraduate setting. Through this position, the Shineman Endowed Professor will increase the recognition of the department and SUNY Oswego.  The successful candidate will receive an initial startup budget, new laboratory space, and an annual research budget as part of endowment.


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 Shineman Endowed Professor 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.


Required Qualifications:

  • D. in Chemistry or related field at time of application
  • Associate professor or higher rank, at current institution, at time of application
  • Must have an active research program with a strong publication and funding record (evidenced by grant and publication record, and research proposal)
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching credentials, including a commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds (evidenced by teaching philosophy and related information) and must desire to sponsor candidates for the Master of Science chemistry degrees
  • Clearly articulated understanding and commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity issues (evidenced by diversity statement)




Preferred Qualifications:

  • Being at full professor rank
    • Demonstrated experience in materials science using any field of chemistry


To Apply Submit:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications including professional development, teaching, mentoring, or service
  2. CV/Resume
  3. A statement of research interests that specifically addresses involvement with undergraduate students
  4. A separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement on your experience with or commitment to inclusive pedagogy including how you will incorporate DEI goals into your work at SUNY Oswego
  5. Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  6. Contact information for three professional references (please note, only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)


   electronically to:


If you have questions about the position, please contact:

Casey Raymond, Search Chair at


Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 


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 undergrad degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, a minor in forensic science and an MS in Chemistry Master's degree. The department is currently working on developing an undergraduate materials chemistry track. The department is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity which is included in its major learning outcomes. The department is well-equipped for teaching and research. The Chemistry Department is housed in a new 250,000 square foot, $118 million science building.


Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.


Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.


Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at


Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy


In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing  


For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):


SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at  

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