Job Details

Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Position Number: 2109075
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science
COS School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline:
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 11-Aug-2021

Department/College Description
The School of Chemistry & Materials Science offers undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Master's degrees in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, and several BS/MS program options. The school currently has 22 faculty members and supports approximately 149 BS Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, 37 MS students in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering, and many BS/MS students. For more information on our school, please visit our web page at

The RIT College of Science offers 13 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs including 4 PhD and 17 BS/MS programs. The College has established an inclusive community that embraces social justice and equity among our education, research, and the scientific community at large. Our students benefit from the intersection of science and technology at RIT, including access and training with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities starting in their first year at RIT. As one of the top external grant-funded colleges on campus, the College of Science gives students unrivaled opportunities to engage in real-world research with supportive faculty mentors. Our alumni stand out from their peers at Cornell, MIT, Harvard, Regeneron, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic, just to name a few.

Detailed Job Description
The School of Chemistry and Materials Science (SCMS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position, beginning in August 2021.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion, student-centeredness, professional development and scholarship, integrity and ethics, innovation and flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • A PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related discipline
  • A strong record of publications
Preferred Qualifications - Priority will be given to candidates who have:
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • A proposed independent research program:
    • in an area synergistic with or complementary to SCMS strategic research thrusts, including but not limited to structural biophysics, photoactive materials, and bioanalytical chemistry
    • that will attract external funding
    • that will incorporate both undergraduate and graduate students at RIT
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the colleges continuing commitment to access, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search5439BR Please submit your online application; curriculum vitae; cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and upload the following attachments:
  • Executive summary of proposed research (1 page)
  • Proposed research plan (up to 6 pages plus references)
  • Brief statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Names and contact information for three references (short listed candidates will be asked to provide letters of reference)
  • Diversity Statement (1-2 pages)
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

To receive full consideration all application materials should be received by February 15th, 2021. The position will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

The direct link to this posting can be found here:
Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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