Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Biology

School/Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Office: Department of Chemistry
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
About Hofstra Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
Description: The Chemistry Department at Hofstra University ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Bioorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Biology beginning September 1, 2022. Any area spanning biological to synthetic organic chemistry will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to teach both organic chemistry (lecture and lab) and biochemistry (lecture) and will have the opportunity to teach advanced chemistry courses in their area of expertise. A typical teaching load alternates between 2 and 3 courses per semester. The Chemistry Department serves only undergraduate students, with small class sizes (10-15) for junior and senior majors. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to establish a vibrant research program centered on undergraduates and seek grant funding. Intra- and extramural research collaborations are strongly encouraged. Experience advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields is highly desirable. The Chemistry Department offers undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry (with ACS accreditation), as well as Forensic Science. This position offers a competitive salary; excellent benefits; significant research and sabbatical support; and professional development.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, or a related field is required by time of employment. Applications received by March 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.
Application Instructions: Please submit the following in one PDF file and emailed to:

• a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in this position,
• a current curriculum vitae,
• a statement of teaching philosophy which includes your goals, ideas about pedagogical approaches, reflections on teaching or mentoring experience for undergraduate students,
• a detailed description of research plans that specifically addresses undergraduate student involvement and potential funding opportunities,
• a statement on how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department, describing your plan to incorporate DEI into your teaching, mentorship, and service,
• unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

Arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. William F. Nirode, Chair, Chemistry Department, and emailed to At least one reference should speak to your teaching abilities in a classroom and/or laboratory setting.

Questions about the position, department or university may be emailed to
Voluntary Self-Identification All applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification forms
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: 01/12/2022
Posting Number: 222050

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.