Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Los Angeles, California
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 16, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Analytical Chemistry


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA)


The Cal State LA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. The selected applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous research program funded by external sources, publish peer-reviewed research papers, mentor and supervise undergraduate and Master’s research students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in their area of expertise which may include but not be limited to:  Quantitative Analysis lecture and laboratory, Advanced Analytical Chemistry lecture and laboratory series, and General Chemistry lecture and laboratory, develop additional courses as needed, participate in student advisement, and engage in service to the University. 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for the position of assistant professor of Analytical Chemistry must meet the following minimum qualifications: (1) an earned doctorate in Analytical Chemistry or closely-related field from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered.  For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/19/19); (2) demonstrated research at the university level in the area of analytical chemistry; (3) evidence of publications in scholarly journals with an analytical chemistry focus; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 

Preferred qualifications for the position include: (1) post-doctoral research experience; (2) Evidence of a research focus in spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and/or chemical separations; (3) Demonstrated experience and training in development and maintenance state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation; (4) Demonstrated experience mentoring undergraduate students in a research setting.

The University:  Cal State LA is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities.  Founded in 1947, the University’s students reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.  In its most recent listing (2017) the National Science Foundation ranks Cal State LA as the top baccalaureate institution of origin of Hispanic science PhD recipients among all predominantly undergraduate and Master’s colleges and universities in the US.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State LA is the top contributor to this distinction. 

Required Documentation: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications and expectations listed above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a narrative that describes your proposed research including how you would engage undergraduate and graduate students in your research program, and the potential resources needed to conduct your research at Cal State LA; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and classroom approach (2-page maximum); (5) a narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students; (6) a list of three professional references; and (7) a university application for employment ( 

Application:  The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Please type “Chemistry & Biochemistry Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

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Note: 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.

A background check (including a 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.



Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.