Essay Application Letter For Application

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Dear Members of the Selection Committee, I am writing to apply for the chemistry-biology teacher position at the Packer Collegiate Institute. I am currently a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at Reed College. Before joining Reed College, I was a Senior Research Associate at the CUNY Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/mma) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College of New York. I obtained my Ph.D. in Chemistry (specializing in Molecular Biophysics) at the City University of New York (CUNY) in September of 2009. My doctoral research was motivated by prospective biomedical and bioanalytical applications such as DNA-based sensors, self-assembled nanomaterials and…show more content…
Now, I am designing two interdisciplinary courses that focus on structural biochemistry, biophysics, bioanalytical methods, and laboratory techniques.
I taught General Chemistry (I & II) laboratory courses and recitation sections at Queens College of CUNY for three years and General Chemistry laboratory courses at the City College of CUNY for one year. With Distinguished Professor Ruth Stark and her graduate students, I designed curriculum for a research-inspired biophysical chemistry foundation course (“Touring the tomato: A suite of chemistry laboratory experiments”; http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed3004148 ) geared for high school students seeking research experience through CUNY’s College Now program.
My mentoring experiences have inspired me to pursue a teaching career in a multicultural and diverse educational setting. I began supervising high school students in former Professor Bonnie Gersten’s materials science laboratory at Queens College of CUNY. After Professor Gersten’s departure from academia midway through my doctoral training, I maintained the materials science laboratory and continued my supervision of high school students’ projects for an additional year. We presented our research results at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in 2007 and at the Materials Research Society Fall Meetings in 2006 and
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