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Assistant Professor of Teaching - Chemistry

University of California Riverside
Riverside, California
Closing date
Oct 23, 2022

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Field of specialization
Education, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Teaching - Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside announces recruitment for an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Chemistry with the potential for security of employment. Teaching Professors are full members of the Academic Senate and undergo a merit and tenure process that is equivalent to that of ladder-rank research faculty. We seek candidates with a track record that demonstrates a commitment to excellence in teaching and the ability to teach Organic Chemistry. We encourage applicants who are committed to inclusive excellence and who value a thriving, diverse and collaborative university culture. This position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Professors in the Teaching series must also engage in service and professional and/or scholarly activities, which may include disciplinary research, chemistry education research, and/or scholarly activities related to curriculum/program development. The Department of Chemistry does not offer a PhD in Chemistry Education, however opportunities to mentor graduate students in educational research or scholarship of teaching and learning projects will be available. Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to research/creative activity in their sub-discipline.


Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing the applicants teaching philosophy and commitment to excellence in teaching, a statement addressing potential contributions to academic diversity, and letters from three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through AP Recruit at: For additional information, please contact Dr. Matthew Casselman, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California. 92521. E-mail contact: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the Faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


The University of California is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. University of California family friendly practices and policies assist faculty in balancing the needs of work and family. The University of California Riverside campus boasts a fully-accredited child care facility and kindergarten.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.


University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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