The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to be seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry. Our curriculum combines laboratory-rich experiences with traditional and innovative classroom pedagogy to engage students in chemical inquiry and critical thinking, hands-on experiences with chemical principles, and modern instrumental methods. Students completing our program are well educated in the practice and knowledge of science and are prepared to be productive members of society. The Department offers ACS-certified B.S. degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry, and a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a Science Education option.
Ph.D. in chemistry and postdoctoral (or equivalent postgraduate) work with substantial research experience in the area of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Candidates must be able and willing to teach courses in analytical chemistry, and instrumental analysis and be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. The successful candidate will have a solid record of published research commensurate with years since receiving Ph.D. and the ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program focused on advancing the science of analytical chemistry. This research program should involve students and should lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.
All areas of analytical chemistry research will be considered; however, we seek candidates whose proposed research program complements the current research expertise of current faculty members and applies analytical chemistry methods to contemporary problems. Preference will be given to those who have prior successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. The position is at the assistant professor level. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.
The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and advanced analytical chemistry lecture and lab courses, including instrumental analysis. In addition, this person will be expected to develop advanced special topics courses in the area of expertise, as well as contribute to the general education curriculum. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment towards the development of an active, externally funded research program in analytical chemistry that involves undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate is expected to participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community, including the implementation of a new M.S. Chemistry Program.
Applications must include:
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience
- Statements of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)
- Up to three recent peer-reviewed publications
- A description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 3 pages)
- Three (3) current letters of recommendation signed and on letterhead
- Faculty Application
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Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://csm.submittable.com/submit. If you have difficulty uploading your application through Submittable, please email Amy Huboi at email@example.com.
Applications will be reviewed starting November 7, 2016. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by 11/7/16 to be assured full consideration.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of applicants in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.