The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, School of Engineering

Position ID:The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art-School of Engineering-CFP [#16046]
Position Title: Chemistry Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:New York, New York 10003, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Organic, Analytical, biological, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/02/20, listed until 2020/08/20)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Chemistry of The Cooper Union invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The Department of Chemistry is housed within the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, which includes approximately 500 engineering students majoring in chemical, civil, electrical, interdisciplinary, and mechanical engineering. We seek a talented teacher-scholar who is committed to providing outstanding undergraduate chemistry courses in support of our degree programs in engineering. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. Candidates with expertise in all areas of chemistry will be considered, and those with experience in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and/or organic chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.

A qualified applicant will demonstrate experience, aptitude and professional interest in teaching high-quality undergraduate courses in chemistry. The candidate must be able and willing to teach chemistry courses broadly across the engineering curricula. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to work positively and collaboratively within the Department, the School of Engineering, and the institution. Candidates with excellent laboratory skills and a strong knowledge of modern instrumentation and computing are especially valuable.

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future. We encourage and are interested in engaging with candidates from a diversity of experiences and perspectives with the talent to challenge our students to maximizing their learning potential.

All candidates must submit in one searchable PDF document:

A cover letter. To assist the search committee, all cover letters should address your interest in The Cooper Union and how you envision your teaching and research interests will contribute to the department and the institution. A current curriculum vitae. A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you teach (typically 1-2 pages). A statement about your research interests, including potential research projects for undergraduate students (typically 1-2 pages). A statement about diversity and inclusion: describe your interests, experiences, and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion in science and engineering (typically 1-2 pages). Contact information for at least three references. At least one reference should be able to specifically address teaching.

Nominations should be sent to and questions may be sent to Department Chair Andrea Newmark at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact: Mary Ann Nissen
Email: email
Postal Mail:
30 Cooper Square, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
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