Visiting Assistant Professor

Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date:  November 20, 2013

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit:

Date of Appointment: August, 2014

Description of Responsibilities:  Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Inorganic Chemistry, general chemistry, and specialty courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Post-doctoral and/or previous teaching experience is desirable.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference and/or contact information for three professional references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail Lawrence Fuller, Search Committee Chair:

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

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 graduate rates of ACS certified degrees in the SUNY system. The department supports degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, and a minor in forensic science. The department is well equipped for teaching and research.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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