Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track - Chemistry)

Posted On: December 17, 2013

Hours: Full Time


The Chemistry Department of The Cooper Union invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position. Candidates with strong backgrounds in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in chemistry is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. We seek a talented educator who has an established research record and is interested in involving undergraduate engineering students in research. The qualified applicant will demonstrate a proven track record of obtaining funding for collaborative research (in areas such as, but not limited to, environmental, nanotechnology or biomedical applications) and will also have experience in teaching high-quality undergraduate courses (particularly courses in general chemistry, instrumental analysis and/or organic chemistry). Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to work collaboratively within the Department and the School of Engineering.  Candidates with strong knowledge of AA, GC-MS, HPLC, UV/Vis, Fluorescence, IR and/or NMR spectroscopies are especially welcome.

The Cooper Union is located in the heart of New York City, and is a highly selective, primarily undergraduate institution offering degrees in engineering, art and architecture. The Chemistry Department is housed within The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, which includes approximately 500 engineering students majoring in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The Cooper Union is home to the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering; the Institute for Sustainable Design; and the Center for Signal Processing, Communications and Computer Engineering Research.

For full consideration submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to chemprofsearch@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to Prof. Robert Topper at cooperchemistry@gmail.com. Application review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. 

These positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers (CUFCT) bargaining unit.  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.