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Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 16, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded over 45,000 degrees since 1951, developing and supporting a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of organic chemistry or chemical biology beginning September 1, 2024, pending final budget approval. Applicants with research interests within synthetic organic chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, or polymer science are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching Organic Chemistry I and II, Biochemistry I and associated laboratories. Additional teaching opportunities include courses for science and non-science majors, courses within the University’s Honors program, and courses within the signature elements of the College’s Magis Core curriculum. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester; research and university service are required for promotion and tenure.

Requirements:
Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology or an allied field. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential for developing an active research program in their area of specialization that involves undergraduates. Previous teaching and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Additionally, a commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom is required.

Additional Information:

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry consists of ten full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. The Department has high-quality NSF-funded instrumentation including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer and a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. Our Department offers ACS-accredited B.S. degrees in Chemistry and in Biochemistry. The Department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, including departmental events and guest lecturers, and a large student interest in the health sciences. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive. A thriving STEM community for faculty and students is demonstrated by an annual symposium featuring undergraduate student-faculty research, presentation of scholarly work at professional conferences, excellent graduate school acceptance rates, and a highly successful pre-health professions program. Fairfield University’s Center for Academic Excellence provides timely and insightful support for curricular development and evaluation.

Fairfield University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll 4,757 undergraduate and 1,262 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
For full consideration, please click “Apply Now” and upload the following materials:
  • cover letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)
  • statement of research plans (up to 5 pages)
  • statement of interests and experience with diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, research and/or service
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • the names of three references (see instructions for submitting letters below).
  • additional supporting materials, as available: e.g. sample syllabi, teaching evaluations.
Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: chemistrysearch@fairfield.edu by November 1, 2023 for full consideration of the application. Three letters of recommendation are required for full consideration. Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents.

Category:

Academic - Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu

Company

Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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