Assistant Professor Chemistry (Physical or Inorganic)

Employer
Humboldt State University
Location
Arcata, California
Salary
DOE
Posted
Oct 01, 2018
Closes
Nov 30, 2018
Field of specialization
Inorganic, Physical
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor Chemistry (Physical or Inorganic)

 

Humboldt State University

 

Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2019

 

Department of Chemistry

 

JOB #1920-16

 

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

 

DESCRIPTION:Humboldt State University's Department of Chemistry invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in all areas of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or closely-related fields.

 

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS:We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

 

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment. The focus of an individual's research specialization is open to all relevant areas of physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials science, chemical education, environmental chemistry, or other field that complements research within the College of Natural Resources and Sciences.

 

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

 

✓Ability to successfully teach undergraduate courses in the General Chemistry sequence including laboratory sections;

 

✓Ability to successfully teach undergraduate lecture courses in the Physical and/or Inorganic Chemistry sequences;

 

✓Ability to successfully teach undergraduate Physical and/or Inorganic Chemistry laboratory sections, including maintaining, troubleshooting, and coordinating time on instruments and experiments;

 

✓Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of modern pedagogies;

 

✓Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;

 

✓Evidence of promise as a teacher at the university level, or appropriate successful teaching experience, or postdoctoral experience; and

 

✓Record of or potential for research and scholarly activities involving undergraduate students.

 

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty member visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

 

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

 

Professional Duties: Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence and to building a robust research record with undergraduate students. Dedication to superior and creative undergraduate instruction is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State and in the Department of Chemistry. Instructional assignments may include lectures, discussions and/or laboratory instruction in both lower and upper division Chemistry courses, as well as in General Education courses. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. This position will require excellence in teaching General Chemistry lectures, discussions, and laboratory sections. Teaching in the General Chemistry curriculum will comprise the majority of the teaching load for this position. Candidates must be able to work with other Chemistry faculty members to improve student success and lower the opportunity gap in General Chemistry through assessment, curriculum redesign, and the use of alternative pedagogies. These efforts will be in line with the goals of Humboldt State University and the California State University Graduation Initiative 2025.

 

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

 

General Information: The Department of Chemistry offers a BS in Chemistry, a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, and a BA in Chemistry. The instructional facilities include a modern computational chemistry laboratory available to majors, and other analytical and applied instrumentation, including GC-MS, AA, FT-IR, HPLC, and a modern multi-nuclear FT-NMR. The College of Natural Resources and Sciences also maintains a core facility of instrumentation for faculty and student use, including a TEM and FEI Quanta 250 ESEM with EDS and SpectraMax i3x Multi-Mode Detection plate reader. For more information, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/chemistry and http://www.humboldt.edu/cnrs/facilities.

 

The Department of Chemistry emphasizes hands-on learning in class sizes ranging from 12-120 students. The department and university value diversity, inclusion and access. Currently, 46% of Chemistry students self-identify as underrepresented, 57% of students are female, and over 50% are the first in their family to attend university and/or are Pell Grant eligible.

 

Application: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

 

Click here to apply: http://apptrkr.com/1304153

 

✓Letter of application (please refer to Job #1920-16);

 

✓Curriculum vitae including teaching experience and a list of publications and presentations;

 

✓Statement of teaching philosophy;

 

✓Description of planned undergraduate research projects;

 

✓Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and

 

✓Three recent confidential letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's professional preparation and experience.

 

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

 

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Chemistry, or Humboldt State University to:

 

Dr. Matthew Hurst, Search Committee Chair

 

Department of Chemistry

 

Humboldt State University

 

One Harpst Street

 

Arcata, California 95521-8299

 

Phone (707) 826-3277

 

Email: chem@humboldt.edu

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 7, 2018. Early response is encouraged.

 

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It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘limited 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 as a condition of employment.

 

New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.

 

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu.

 

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Human Resources

 

Siemens Hall - Room 211

 

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

 

(707) 826-3626

 

Fax: (707) 826-3625

 

http://www.humboldt.edu/jobs

 

Email: careers@humboldt.edu

 

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

 

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

 

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.

 

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

 

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 as a condition of employment.

 

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