Assistant Professor Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry

Department: Chemistry
Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s): Analytical Chemistry
Search # 22-004


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Chemistry Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member specializing in analytical chemistry to begin in August 2022. Teaching duties include introductory-level chemistry courses, analytical chemistry (undergraduate and graduate level), environmental chemistry (undergraduate and graduate level) and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. In addition to teaching excellence, the candidate is expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise. These activities include mentoring student research leading to peer-reviewed publications, grant funding, student theses, and contributions to workshops and conferences. Faculty members are also expected to advise students and to participate in university service activities.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience, a track record of obtaining external funding, and an area of expertise that emphasizes environmental or pharmaceutical research utilizing newly acquired chromatographic instrumentation (LCMS or GCMS).

Application Process

Applicants should submit as a single pdf document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable; official transcripts are required before hire), statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching interests, and a 3-5-page research plan. Three recommendation letters should also be submitted separately and independently by the references. All application materials should be submitted electronically to  Questions regarding the position should also be directed to  Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by December 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. 


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, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.