Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date: September 18, 2014

Title: Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Date Needed: August 2015

Description: The Department of Chemistry at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2015, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in Analytical Chemistry, with preference given to those with experience leading student-centered research in Analytical Chemistry, and using and maintaining a broad range of scientific instrumentation. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry by the time of the appointment and experience teaching at the undergraduate level, including teaching assistantships. Specific teaching assignments will include analytical chemistry (quantitative analysis), instrumental analysis, general chemistry, and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College's distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Academic advising and  committee service also are expected with this appointment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." The Chemistry program offers ACS certified B.S. degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Environmental Chemistry.

 Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The College permits "shared positions" for tenure track appointments, so partners may apply individually or for one shared appointment. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees. All materials should be sent to Dr. Andrew Piefer, Department of Chemistry, Johnstone Science Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY 13820. Electronic submissions to are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin October 13th and continue until the position is filled.