Chemistry Diversity Faculty Fellow Job at SUNY Cortland

The Chemistry Department at SUNY Cortland is happy to announce a search for a tenure-track Diversity Faculty Fellow. Appointment can begin in Fall 2021 as either an Instructor or Assistant Professor depending on status of Ph.D. study. This is part of a new cluster hire across various college departments. The position is tenure-track with a reduced teaching load for the first two years.

Please see the job ad for full details:

Review of applications begins March 1, and Applications must be received by March 12, 2021

Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All qualified and interested individuals who are eligible for full-time US employment are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References and Contact Information (at least three)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Experience - this should include evidence of effectiveness in teaching.
  5. “Other” document inclusive of both: Statement of Research Proposal, which should include a plan for developing a vibrant research program with plans for involving undergraduate students exploring a well-specified research question. AND; a Contributions to Diversity Statement: Describe how you have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion in past and how you in future will advance the diversity, equity and inclusion at SUNY Cortland.

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission.

To promote and support our inclusive community, SUNY Cortland is proud to announce the continuation of the SUNY Cortland Diversity Fellows Program. The aim of this program is to attract diverse faculty of promise to our campus. We intend to hire up to five (5) fellows each year in a cluster format who demonstrate a diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits. We are recruiting early career scholars who seek to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment. In addition, fellows will help support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum inside and outside the classroom.

Like all full-time faculty at SUNY Cortland, fellows will be expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support the campus values of Focus on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life as well as serve the campus priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

The Chemistry Department is composed of 7 tenure and tenure-track faculty members, 2 lecturers, and 2 full-time staff members. The Department is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and offers three baccalaureate degrees: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Adolescence Education – Chemistry. We offer our students mentored original research experiences in the varied subdisciplines of chemistry. Financial support is available to students for full time summer research experiences. The Chemistry Department offers state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and instrumentation, including an NMR spectrometer (300 MHz), LC-MS, GC-MS, XRD (powder), HPLC, FPLC, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, IR, and fluorometer. In addition to these in-house resources, collaborative opportunities exist with a wide range of nearby universities as well as across the SUNY system.

-Teach a reduced load of 12 credits per year (6 credits per semester) for the duration of the two-year program. Included as part of the teaching load will be the opportunity to teach at least one course a year which addresses equity and inclusion as part of its content.
-Teach introductory and advanced, lecture and laboratory courses depending on departmental need to chemistry majors and non-major undergraduate students and evaluate student performance.
-Support the infusion of topics related to equity and inclusion in the departmental and/or college-wide curriculum. Participate in mentoring process with assigned mentor to support professional development.
-Participate in a professional learning community designed specifically to further their growth and ensure their success in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service.
-Participate in the SUNY Diversity Conference each year of the fellowship.
-Develop an active scholarship or research agenda.
-Provide service to the department, school, and university.
-Provide scheduled office hours and support students outside of the classroom in at least one of the following ways: acting as mentors and/or academic advisors, serving as advisors to student organizations, and supervising student assistants, research assistants, or other internship experiences.
-Engage in scholarly activity; establish an ongoing program of research that involves undergraduate students.
-Support departmental and institutional initiatives fostering increased diversity, equity, and inclusion of students from all backgrounds.

-Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and Inclusion as part of anticipated career trajectory.
-Ability to provide leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment
-Desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds, ability to teach and assess learning in culturally diverse settings, commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and commitment to educating students to become global citizens.
-Demonstrate diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits
-Creativity in course and curricular design
-Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
-Support the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities

Functional and Supervisory Relationships
-SUNY Cortland Diversity Fellows are tenure-track faculty members of their respective departments.
-Report to the academic department chair.
-Member of small dynamic cohort of new academics who work collectively to support an inclusive community and campus climate, and; enhance the cultural, academic and professional experience of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education (e.g., students of color, women in STEM fields, low income and first-generation college students and LGBTQ+ community)
-Working relationships with Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Director of Multicultural Life and Diversity

Required Qualifications
-Earned doctorate in chemistry or closely related field by time of appointment with specialization in any area of chemistry, for the level of Assistant Professor; or, doctoral candidate all but dissertation (ABD) by the time of appointment with an earned master’s degree in chemistry (or closely related field) with specialization in any area of chemistry, for the level of Instructor.
-Demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications
-Relevant teaching experience in Chemistry at the college level.
-Early career scholar seeking to gain experience in a full-time faculty position in a supportive, inclusive environment.
-Post doctoral experience.
-Ability to teach organic chemistry lecture and laboratory.
-Demonstrated experience in teaching students from under-represented minoritized groups and diverse social identity groups.
-Demonstrated experience directing undergraduate student research.
-Interests in interdisciplinary fields that encompass more than one of the broad chemistry disciplines (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, polymer, biochemistry, and chemical education).

EEO Statement
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

Job Close Date 03/12/2021