Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Nanoscience Initiative – Advanced Science Research Center

CUNY Graduate Center
New York City, New York (US)
Compensation: Competitive
October 22 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Nanoscience Initiative – Advanced Science Research Center
Job ID: 19544
Compensation: Competitive
Closing Date: November 7, 2018

Faculty Vacancy Announcement
Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Nanoscience Initiative of the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is seeking a full time tenure/tenure-track faculty member to join their team. 

Opening in 2014, the ASRC is a newly-constructed interdisciplinary research building boasting purpose-built laboratory and office spaces, and state-of-the-art shared core facilities, including: a Class100 cleanroom; Imaging, Surface Science, NMR, MS, and MRI facilities; and a shared vivarium space, with supporting infrastructure. The growing Nanoscience Initiative,, currently operates with approximately 70 staff, including faculty, research staff, students, and administrators. 

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in teaching and research; make key contributions to the shaping of the ASRC's cross-disciplinary Nanoscience program and the development of educational programming in Nanoscience at CUNY; and initiate new collaborative projects and activities across CUNY and other research institutions in New York City. 

The faculty in Nanoscience will also lead the continued acquisition of external funding from private and public funding bodies; devise innovative mechanisms to engage the general public, the next generation, and potential donors in nanoscience and the physical sciences; and ensure compliance with federal research guidelines and University policies.

This position reports to the Nanoscience Initiative Director and will begin in Fall 2019.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. 
A preferred candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach successfully.
  • Demonstrated scholarship or achievement.
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
  • Dynamic and innovative scientist with demonstrated leadership and research accomplishments in a Nanoscience specialty area, with an excellent track-record in publishing in high-impact, peer-reviewed publications, and a research plan which complements the research of the Nanoscience Initiative team.

How to Apply:

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Application Requirements:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization)

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