Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Sep 15, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
Recruitment Number 2488
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Job Type
Full time

EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and graduate level courses in the area of specialty; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research; develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to publications (research start-up funds are available); participate in service to the department, university, and community.

Ph.D. in Biochemistry or closely related discipline. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018. Strong record of research productivity; demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students leading to peer-reviewed publications; potential for effective teaching in biochemistry. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Post-doctoral research experience; preference will be given to candidates who can complement research interests of existing faculty and/or utilize existing instrumentation.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                 

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references.
  • Research proposal involving lab, major instrumentation and start-up needs.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Copy of unofficial transcript from institution awarding highest degree.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, and an official transcript.

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

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.

Electronic files from applicants and reference letters should be sent to

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Chris Brazier, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9507

Phone: (562) 985-4941


APPLICATION DEADLINE:      Review of applications to begin October 16th, 2017

                                                Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled)

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.