Position ID:SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry-Water Science Cluster-CHEMISTRY [#22097]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Syracuse, New York 13210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry / General Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/07/14, finished 2023/02/04, listed until 2023/01/14)
Position Description:    

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The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY is building several faculty clusters in interdisciplinary areas tackling the grand challenges of the 21st century. These clusters are focused on Water, Urban Sustainability, and Bioeconomy and will include positions in chemistry, aquatic sciences, engineering, policy and governance. Full details on the Science Cluster positions are available at

The department seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise broadly defined in the area of environmental chemistry with additional consideration given to applicants with research expertise in physical, water, or atmospheric chemistry.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the broader ESF clusters on campus and expand the undergraduate and graduate programs in environmental chemistry, natural products chemistry, renewable materials/biopolymer chemistry, and environmental health. The candidate will employ diverse teaching methods for courses including, but not limited to, General Chemistry, a 300-400 level undergraduate course, and a graduate level course. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain an impactful extramurally funded research program; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students effectively; and provide service to the department, college, and profession. A strong interest in collaborative research is expected that promotes the broader mission of the College to advance knowledge and promote stewardship of both the natural and designed environments.

Responsibilities: This is a 10-month appointment with expectations including, but not limited to: teaching, course preparation, research and mentorship, and service to the department, college, and profession.

Required Qualifications: • Doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field • At least one year of relevant postdoctoral, academic, or industrial experience are required • Strong record of publication • A record of successful teaching experience • Evidence of potential to secure external research funding

Preferred Qualifications: • Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring • Evidence of strong lab research experience • Evidence of collegiality and dedication to professional service • Demonstrated ability to communicate science effectively to multiple constituencies • Demonstrated success in fostering an inclusive environment, working with people from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in research

The College and the Faculty: The successful candidate will join the Department of Chemistry ( The Chemistry Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with specializations in environmental chemistry, biochemistry, natural products chemistry, and polymer chemistry. The department currently has 14 faculty members distributed among these sub-areas and enrolls about 60 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. Undergraduate research is actively encouraged within the Department.

ESF is a specialized PhD-granting college within the 64-campus SUNY system, and is a Carnegie R2 “High Research Activity” Institution that consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review, and other national college guidebooks. SUNY-ESF is dedicated to solving environmental problems through research, teaching and service. With a total enrollment of 1,700 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, SUNY-ESF provides an intimate small-college atmosphere with a low student/faculty ratio that allows for personal attention and assistance for students. ESF is one of nine Ph.D. granting institutions within the SUNY system. Integration of research and teaching is emphasized and the college has a strong undergraduate research program where undergraduate students regularly work with graduate students and faculty. ESF has nine regional campuses/field stations and maintains nearly 25,000 acres of forest properties offering excellent opportunities for field-based research. Access to chemical instrumentation including two new Orbitrap mass spectrometers, several high sensitivity LC-MS/MS systems, and 600 MHz and 800 MHz NMRs is excellent. The ESF campus is adjacent to Syracuse University and close to SUNY Upstate Medical University. The Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Crouse Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital are within walking distance from ESF, and offer extensive research and collaborative opportunities for health-related projects. The University Hill community provides students and faculty with the resources of large institutions of higher education, including a wide array of courses, computer and library facilities, and sports and health services.

Located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes region, Syracuse is a small city in a rural region offering a diversity of natural and cultural amenities, a low cost of living, and a high quality of life, ranking among the top 10 percent of “Best Places to Live” in “The Places Rated Almanac.” Syracuse is situated with easy access to New York City, the Adirondack Park, the Great Lakes, and many other points of interest in the eastern United States and Canada.

Application Procedure: Application materials must be submitted online at and should include: (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications and interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests and experience (3 page limit), (4) statement of teaching philosophy and experience (2 page limit), and (5) the names of three or more professional references. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Mark Teece, Chemistry Search Committee, at Questions about the application process and document submission should be directed to Application Deadline: To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by August 1, 2022, although this position will remain open until filled.

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