Physical Chemistry - Assistant Professor

California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California
Oct 15, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry, Tenure Track

Start: Fall 2019 (August 2019)


The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic year position as Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry. Candidates with expertise in environmental and/or atmospheric chemistry are preferred but outstanding candidates in other areas of expertise will also be considered. While the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities primarily in the area of undergraduate- and graduate-level physical chemistry, they will also be expected to contribute to the general chemistry and/or analytical chemistry areas. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a productive research program that includes the training and involvement of undergraduate and M.S. graduate students. Instructional workload is 12 weighted teaching units per semester. In the first two years, the department and college typically reduce the teaching load by 50% per semester to allow new faculty extra start-up time for teaching, research, and other professional development efforts.


Our Students: California State University, Fresno is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). This university is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion.



Required Education:

• Must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry or closely related field from an accredited (or equivalent) institution.

• Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, however, the doctorate degree must be obtained before the first day of appointment, typically August 1, 2019.Required Experience:

• Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and

• University-level teaching experience;

• Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities related to physical chemistry and related topics, including recent peer-reviewed publications in established research journals.Preference will be given to candidates who have:

• Postdoctoral research or industrial experience;

• Research experience which complements the research in the department or university;

• Potential for obtaining outside funding to support their research; and

• Interdisciplinary research project(s) that could result in productive collaborations in the college and university.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. This position will automatically close on May 1, 2019. Apply online at:


Attached the following:

• Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications;

• Current curriculum vitae;

• Names and contact information of three professional references;

• Statement of teaching philosophy;

• Statement of research plans; and

• Diversity statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit the following by mail/e-mail within designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.

• Three current letters of recommendation

• Official transcriptsCommittee Information:

Search Chair: Dr. Jai-Pil Choi Email:


About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the Universitys commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by; ranked 3rd by in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in


Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the Universitys Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.


About the College and Department:

The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno offers an American Chemical Society recognized BS Chemistry degree, a BS biochemistry degree, a BA chemistry degree designed for pre-health professional students, and a thesis based MS degree in Chemistry to approximately 329 undergraduate and 28 graduate students. The 17 full-time faculty members have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and to the success of our students. Since 1996 when the Provost's Awards were established, Chemistry Department faculty have received five awards in the areas of teaching, research, mentorship or innovation, and three promising new faculty awards. The Fresno State Chemistry Club is an active, engaged and successful ACS student affiliate with six outstanding chapter, one commendable chapter, and three green chemistry awards in the last seven years. The Department is active in research, and faculty and students have access to a wide variety of major instrumentation. A list of instrumentation available for 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. The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is one of the largest colleges on the Fresno State campus with over 3600 undergraduate and graduate students in 21 Bachelor's and Master's level programs across the seven disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.


Other Campus Information:

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