Tenure-Track Position in Physical / General Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Beginning Fall Semester 2022
California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population of about 31,500, Sacramento State, the capital University, is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system. There are approximately 1,800 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor’s degrees in 72 disciplines, master’s degrees in 59 disciplines, and doctoral degrees in 5 disciplines. Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2.5 million and has a very diverse population.
The Department of Chemistry at Sacramento State offers an American Chemical Society approved BS Chemistry degree, a BS Biochemistry degree, BA degrees with concentrations in biochemistry and forensics, and master’s degrees in chemistry, including a biochemistry concentration. The department is undergoing rapid growth and currently has over 500 majors. Our degree programs include a strong focus on hands-on experiences, and we place a high value on faculty mentored research for students.
Minimum / Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Chemistry completed by August 2022.
Special Knowledge and Abilities:
Applicant must possess a strong background in physical chemistry. Applicants must be able to teach physical chemistry laboratory and upper division/master's level lecture courses in physical chemistry and introductory general chemistry. Ability to develop curricular materials in physical and general chemistry, to instruct students in modern instrumentation, to develop independent research projects involving undergraduate and graduate students and to compete for external grants is required. A commitment to teaching and mentoring students with diverse identities and experiences, and developing curriculum and assessment practices that center on student learning and success.
Experience teaching college-level chemistry is required. Applicants must have an experimental background using modern chemical instrumentation. Applicants must be able to develop an experimentally based research program in physical chemistry or a closely related area.
Preferred / Desired Qualifications
Independent teaching experience and the ability to implement teaching strategies to foster student success in introductory courses are preferred. The ability to utilize technology or other innovative strategies to improve student success and access to high demand courses is preferred. Experience teaching a diverse student population is preferred. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Interest and expertise in the lab-based fields of spectroscopy, materials, environmental, biophysical, or other applications complementing existing research in the department are preferred.
Duties will include: teaching courses in physical chemistry laboratory; teaching undergraduate and graduate physical chemistry lecture courses; teaching general chemistry courses; advising students; participating in committee assignments and community service; developing and maintaining departmental facilities, programs, and curricula in physical chemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a program of scholarship in physical chemistry or closely related area involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs).
This is a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning August 2022. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 22nd, position open until filled. For additional information about the Department of Chemistry, please visit www.csus.edu/chem. The full vacancy announcement is at: https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/504780/tenure-track-faculty-physical-chemist and this includes instructions on applying for the position.
An applicant must submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) a current curriculum vita; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted until invited to campus to interview); (5) a statement of proposed research appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has MS programs in Chemistry; (6) a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching; and (7) three recent letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Susan Crawford, Chair
Department of Chemistry
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, California 95819-6057
FAX: (916) 278-4986