Baruch College — Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Job Description: 

The Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch College, City University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Chemistry, starting September 1, 2022. The candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program that will complement the collaborative, interdisciplinary environment at Baruch College.  The candidate should have experience in Computational Chemistry as applied to Materials Science and/or Bio-inorganic Chemistry. Teaching responsibilities will include General Chemistry, and other chemistry courses for majors and non-majors. Baruch College offers modern laboratory equipment/facilities and its location in midtown Manhattan provides access to a diverse range of research institutions and collaborators. Competitive applicants should have a strong publication record and the desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

The Department of Natural Sciences offers general education courses for non-majors as well as a Biological Sciences Major (about 100 undergraduates) and minors in Chemistry, Environmental Sustainability, and Physics.  Baruch College is in the vibrant Gramercy Park District of New York City.  It is easily reached from the other boroughs of the City and New Jersey by car and public transportation.   Its buildings include the 1929 Field Building and the modern Newman Vertical Campus completed in 2001.  The College is nationally recognized for Academic Excellence, Access and Value, and Social Mobility for Students.  For more information about the College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department, visit the Baruch website:

Baruch College is strongly committed to a diverse work environment.  Our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, bringing an unparalleled breadth of cultural experience to the campus that enriches teaching, scholarship, and student life.  A vibrant and pluralistic community is fundamental to the exchange of ideas and fostering of knowledge. Ensuring such plurality and diversity in the faculty is strengthened by active efforts in recruitment and retention and in the sustaining of a climate of openness and participation throughout the life of the College.

Compensation and Benefits: 
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Ph.D. degree in Materials Science or Bio-inorganic Chemistry, or a closely related field is required by September 1, 2022 when the appointment begins. Promise of teaching excellence and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers are essential. Candidates should have teaching experience and peer-reviewed publications in their field.

– How to Apply: 

STEP ONE – Click “Apply Now”
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23198.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting.  Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three to five professional references, and a statement of philosophy of inclusive education and teaching.

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All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:
Open until February 15, 2022, with review of resumes beginning on February 1, 2022.

EEO Statement:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.