State University of New York at Oswego — Shineman Endowed Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Shineman Endowed Professor position.

Posting Date: October 2, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:
https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Sept-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  August 2020

Description of Responsibilities:
The Shineman Endowed Professor will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry, general education courses offered in chemistry, and specialty courses in area of expertise.  An active participant in the department, the Endowed Professor will have split load between teaching and research (12 hours of teaching load and 12 hours of research and grant writing load per year), will be expected to enhance the recognition of the department and will excel in research and teaching.

This endowed position is intended to support a faculty member that is new to SUNY Oswego that wishes to provide outstanding education and research opportunities for students at a primarily undergraduate institution. Through this pursuit the Shineman Endowed Professor of Chemistry will be expected to sponsor candidates for the Master of Science chemistry degrees and increase the recognition of the department and SUNY Oswego.

The Shineman Endowed Professor position will receive an initial startup budget, new laboratory space, and an annual research budget as part of endowment.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Shineman Endowed Professor of Chemistry will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (or any subdivision of chemistry) and associate professor or higher rank at current institution at time of application.
  • Must have an active research program with a strong publication and funding record (evidenced by providing grant and publication record, and research proposal).
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching credentials, including a commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds (evidenced by candidate’s teaching statement). 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Full professor and demonstrated experience teaching analytical chemistry courses.
  • A commitment inclusion in undergraduate research or diversity-related professional activity.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications (research statement, teaching statement, grant records), curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to: 

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=116508

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Fehmi Damkaci
315-312-3048
chem@oswego.edu 

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Description of Department:  The Department of Chemistry is an ACS accredited program with an active undergraduate research program and a small master’s degree program.  The department maintains one of the highest graduation rates of ACS certified degrees in the SUNY system.  The department supports undergrad degrees in biochemistry, chemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, a minor in forensic science and an MS Chemistry Masters degree.  The department is well-equipped for teaching and research.  The Chemistry Department moved to a new 250,000 square foot, $118 million science building in August 2013.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.

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SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

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