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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, California
Salary is commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. Candidates are expected to provide innovative and equity-based teaching in general and introductory chemistry in addition to other upper and lower-division courses.  Candidates are also expected to develop and sustain an externally funded and independent research agenda in an area of materials chemistry.  Expertise in physical, inorganic, or organic materials chemistry that complements existing departmental research capabilities and has the potential for research collaboration and/or course development is highly desirable.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Materials to be submitted include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, a statement of anticipated contributions to CSUSB’s strategic plan, a diversity statement, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. References should email confidential letters of recommendation to

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES: The new faculty member will teach and develop curricula for general and introductory chemistry courses, as well as lower and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.  They will develop and maintain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate as well as MS students in our new MS Materials Science program, and participate in service-related activities at all levels of this institution. 

The new faculty member must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.  They will work effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.  In addition, they are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University’s strategic plan.  This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB’s Strategic Plan is available at

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Research expertise and experience should be in an area of materials chemistry.  University-level teaching experience is preferred.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the Recruitment Chair via email at  To find out more about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry see

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter that includes A statement of your teaching interest/philosophy

3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.

4. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

7. Confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

Formal review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply. 

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an 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, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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