Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

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 an anticipated tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry beginning September 1, 2022. Any field of organic chemistry will be considered. Position includes teaching Organic Chemistry lecture(s) and lab as well as other advanced chemistry courses in area of expertise. A typical teaching load alternates between 2 and 3 courses per semester. The Chemistry Department serves only undergraduate students. Classes for majors are small, students are motivated, and there are opportunities for collaboration with colleagues and students. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to establish a vibrant research program centered on undergraduates and seek grant funding. Experience advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education is highly desirable. The Chemistry Department offers undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Forensic Science. Competitive salary; excellent benefits; good research and sabbatical support; and collegial atmosphere.

Hofstra 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 or related field is required by time of employment. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

Applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
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 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: 09/14/2021
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.