Chemistry Department Positions Available

FULL-TIME FACULTY POSITIONS                                     



Department:  Chemistry                                           Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization(s): Polymer Chemistry

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: The Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor with specialization in polymer chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in freshman chemistry and polymer chemistry as well as graduate-level courses in polymer chemistry. 

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority.  The candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU advise students and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Faculty are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. and research and/or job experience in polymer chemistry are required. ABD's are encouraged to apply but must have a completed degree in hand by time of hire.  The candidate must show evidence of ability to teach university level courses and a strong potential for scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated a strong publication record and potential for grant writing in the area of polymer chemistry. The candidate should also be experienced with the American Chemical Society’s style guide and its application for editing student thesis documents. The preferred candidate will have prior teaching experience in the area of polymer chemistry and/or general chemistry.

Application Process: Please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies are required for permanent employment), statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement of research plans including equipment requirements and potential sources for external funding and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. James Kearns, Search Committee Chair
Chemistry Department
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

For further information about the Chemistry Department at SCSU please visit our website at:   

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by December 15, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.


part-time Faculty Positions                                    



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 Dr. Jeffrey Webb, General Chemistry Lab Coordinator.

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.