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Kean University

Assistant/Associate Professor, 10 Months, Department of Chemistry and Physics (Chemistry), Fall 2024

Education and Training

Professor

No

Union, New Jersey, United States

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

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  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Kean University in Union, New Jersey has grown into a comprehensive, global institution of higher education serving a diverse enrollment of more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Kean’s mission is to provide an affordable, accessible and world-class education that prepares students to think and respond critically and creatively in a rapidly changing world.

The University continues its legacy as a top producer of teachers in New Jersey and is a growing educational hub in the fields of business, health care and technology. Its six colleges – the College of Business and Public Management; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology; Michael Graves College; and the College of Health Professions and Human Services - offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. Kean also offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications.

The University is also a higher education innovator within the State of New Jersey, partnering with Ocean County College, in Toms River, New Jersey and Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, New Jersey, to provide access for students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Kean. The Kean Skylands campus, located in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, is designed to serve as an outdoor living laboratory for field-based scientific study and other classroom and field instruction.

Kean faculty members are recognized for teaching distinction, scholarship and service. We are excited to grow our faculty and invite applications for academic year 2024-2025. Faculty positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective for the fall 2024 semester. Teaching assignments may be assigned at any of Kean’s New Jersey locations – Union, Ocean, Princeton, Skylands or for Kean Online and may include day, evening and weekend courses. Evening hours are required for teaching graduate course assignments.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental, college, university and community level is required. Proficiency in a Learning Management System is also required, consistent with University guidelines.

The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Physics

Biochemistry/Medicinal Chemistry - to provide support to the department in both teaching and research in the area of biochemistry, organic and/or medicinal chemistry. A primary role of the faculty member is to support undergraduate and graduate programs in the Chemical Sciences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching undergraduate courses in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry; teaching related upper-level courses; and mentoring research students. The faculty member will be expected to: contribute to research, teaching and service in a collaborative science program; establish an active research program; seek external funding; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and actively participate in strengthening and expanding connections with businesses for internship and externship opportunities for students.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry or a related field is required. At least one year of relevant postdoctoral, academic or industrial experience and teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred. ABD candidates will be considered with degree completion by September 1, 2024.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer