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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to professional markets, careers, and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun.

East Stroudsburg University (ESU) invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, specialty physical chemistry, beginning in August, 2024.  Responsibilities will include teaching general chemistry and physical chemistry and associated laboratories.  Teaching responsibilities may also include general education chemistry. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring a diverse population of undergraduates.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related field must be completed prior to appointment; but highly qualified candidates with ABD status at the time of application will be considered.  Authoritative documentation supporting timely completion of the Ph.D. must be provided for ABD candidates. 

The ESU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry programs are accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).  The department is housed in the Hoeffner Science and Technology center populating 13 dedicated teaching and research laboratories and a cold room, in addition to modern faculty offices.  The department maintains an impressive suite of instrumentation highlighted by a Bruker 400Mhz NMR, Agilent LC/Q-TOF Mass Spec, GC/MS, GC, Eclipse Fluorescence Spec and HPLC.  A Perkin Elmer AAS, NexION ICP-MS, Thermo Nicolet FTIR and a Kodak gel imaging system complement a host of other instrumentation including several UV/Vis Specs and centrifuges.  Details can be found at

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry must be completed prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialty in physical chemistry; previous experience or clearly demonstrated potential to teach physical chemistry is necessary.  
  • Demonstrated experience or potential to teach general chemistry is valued.
  • The successful candidate will be a skillful educator with defined preparation and clearly articulated professional goals, who demonstrates the ability to effectively apply the necessary skillset (including classroom technologies), flexibility and dedication to teach courses at a broad range of levels, experience or willingness to work with varied class-sizes and a dedication to working with students of diverse backgrounds.

What We Offer (If Eligible) ---

  • Outstanding benefits package including medical from date of hire, retirement contributions, employee wellness program, and paid leave
  • Family Tuition waivers: Every full-time employee will receive a full tuition waiver for all ESU courses for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children. Every full-time employee will receive 50% tuition waiver at all PASSHE universities for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children.
  • Optional membership to PSECU Credit Union
  • Community commitment to living by the Warrior Code: 
    • Accountable for One's Actions 
    • Positive, Honest, and Loyal 
    • Committed to Self-Growth 
    • Willing to Sacrifice for the Greater Good 
    • Respectful of the Environment and Community 
    • Dedicated to Empowering Others

Special Instructions to Applicant: 

Applicants are to apply through the ESU Job Portal and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before the appointment), and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate’s vita, and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review or research presentation will be required. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution, and/or an individual please mail directly to or to the HR Office at East Stroudsburg 105 Reibman Administration Building 200 Prospect St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment. 

Must be at least 18 years old and have English literacy skills. Employment with ESU is contingent on the selected candidate passing a thorough background check that includes: FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse, and employment/degree verifications. We are proud that ESU is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information on President Long's 10-point plan, click here:

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The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at

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