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Biophysical Chemistry – Assistant Professor

Department:         Chemistry                                           
Rank:                      Assistant Professor
Specialization(s): Biophysical Chemistry
Search #                 18-003


Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Biophysical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level.  The ACS-accredited Chemistry Department offers the B.A. degree, the B.S. with teacher-certification (7-12), the B.S. with three separate concentrations (General, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry), a 4 + 1 BS /MS track, a post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification program, the M.S. degree, and a Professional Science Master’s degree.  Please see our website at for more information.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Candidates must be committed to teaching within vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment. Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to teach graduate-level courses and conduct research/creative activity in their area of expertise. Creative activities include mentoring student, research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications: 

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates with university-level teaching experience in courses such as general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and/or physical chemistry, and have demonstrated experience with preparing documentation with strict adherence to ACS style guidelines.

Application Process:

Please send electronically a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests and plans, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, representative reprints, teaching evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair at Please include your personal contact information along with a work address on your CV. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by Monday, October 16, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.

part-time Faculty Position                                   


The Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University is looking to hire part-time faculty members to teach General Chemistry laboratory.  An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry is required. Lab sessions are 3 hours per week. Lab instructors are responsible for leading pre-lab lectures, preparing and administering pre-lab quizzes, holding one office hour per week, and grading lab reports. The grading of reports requires a strong ability to assess written work for grammatical content, as well as scientific content and style.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to the Chemistry Department Chairman.

Chemistry Department                                                                           
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.