Inorganic Chemistry Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California
Dec 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics


Vacancy # 13391


Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor


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• Available for Academic Year: 2018/2019.

• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the Universitys Probationary Plan Process.

• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.

• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.


The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno is accepting applications for a tenure-track academic year position, starting 2018, in Inorganic Chemistry, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse student population. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful applicant is expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. graduate students. Candidates with research interests in bioinorganic, material science, polymers, or other interdisciplinary areas, and, with strong potential for securing research funding, are encouraged to apply. Specific teaching assignments will depend on departmental needs, but will involve undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of inorganic chemistry and contribute to teaching in at least one other area (general chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry). Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; curriculum development and redesign; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service.


The Department of Chemistry at Fresno State offers an ACS recognized BS Chemistry degree, a BA Chemistry degree designed for pre-health professional students, a BS Biochemistry degree, and a thesis based MS degree in Chemistry to approximately 351 undergraduate and 33 graduate students. The 16 full time faculty have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research and to the success of our students. The department encourages faculty to collaborate in research projects. Department faculty members have received 6 Provost's awards in teaching, research, and mentorship and 4 promising new faculty awards since inception of the awards in 1994. The Fresno State Chemistry Club is an active, engaged, and successful ACS student affiliate with nationally recognized awards (6 Outstanding Chapter, 2 Commendable Chapter, and 4 Green Chemistry) in the last seven years.


The department offers students outstanding access to a variety of major instrumentation. A list of instrumentation available for student research can be found at Library resources to support research and classroom instruction include both SciFinder and Web of Science along with electronic access to a wide variety of major journals, including ACS and Elsevier subscriptions.


Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in inorganic chemistry, chemistry, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Candidates completing the doctorate must have the degree before start date.


Required Experience: 1) Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities related to inorganic chemistry, including recent peer-reviewed publications in established journals and 2) ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications: 1) Teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) postdoctoral research and/or industrial experience; 3) an outstanding record of research; 4) ability to establish a sustainable research program and potential to obtain funding support for research; and 5) potential for directing a research group involving both undergraduate and graduate students.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin January 16, 2018 and may continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (5) the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. Finalists will be required to submit (1) three current letters of recommendation and (2) official transcripts. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Kin C. Ng, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Chemistry; 2555 E San Ramon Ave, SB70; Fresno, CA 93740-8034; Phone: 559-278-2954; E-mail:


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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:


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