Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY

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The Ithaca College Department of Chemistry announces a Postdoctoral Fellow to be filled by August 2013. This is a two-year, non-tenure-eligible position. We are a research-active chemistry department at an undergraduate institution with a continuing mission to lead in undergraduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry.

The Fellow will carry out research with a faculty member(s) in their area of specialization, and will have an opportunity to develop research and educational projects with undergraduate students. The Department has a strong tradition of high-caliber undergraduate research and is very supportive of these efforts, considering undergraduate research an integral part of the chemistry curriculum. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work closely with other faculty, receiving mentorship in teaching and research in preparation for a future independent academic career. Diverse professional development opportunities are available to support the career goals of the Postdoctoral Fellow at Ithaca College.

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Position/Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely-related field is preferred; ABD with anticipated completion date of Ph.D. by start date or shortly thereafter may be considered. Applicants are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching introductory general chemistry classes and more advanced classes according to their expertise. Recent graduates who have earned a Ph.D. within the last two years will be considered. The field of expertise is open, but applicants who expand our current research opportunities and who are interdisciplinary will be strongly considered.

Department description
The Chemistry program is ACS certified and students graduate with a BA or BS in Chemistry or a BS in Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Ithaca College offers diverse coursework, opportunities for significant research, collaborative research at other institutions, and a variety of extramural activities. The department is housed in the Center for Natural Sciences, a 125,000-square-foot building that features private labs for professors, large labs for instruction, and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Nationally noted for their research, our faculty are currently investigating a wide range of topics. What’s more, our professors encourage – and expect – student collaboration.

College description
Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan IC 20/20 positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students.

Instructions for submitting your application
Interested individuals should apply on-line at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief summary of research discussing a project with Ithaca College undergraduates, and scanned copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Under separate cover, three letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly to: Vincent DeTuri, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Ithaca College, 953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 or by email attachment to Questions regarding the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 15, 2013.

EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

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