Chemistry/Biochemistry - Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Chemistry/Biochemistry - Assistant Professor Tenure Track


Depends on Qualifications


San Bernardino, CA

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Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective: September 2018
Area of Specialization: Biochemistry

CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through high impact and educationally engaging practices.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.      

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, San Bernardino seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure track position as an assistant professor of biochemistry beginning in fall 2018.  Research in all areas of biochemistry is appropriate; expertise in biomaterials, biomolecular modelling, bioinformatics or bioanalytical chemistry would complement existing research capabilities, and could lead to research collaboration and/or course development.  The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity. The incumbent will be expected to augment our research portfolio and implement rigorous educational programs that respond to the diverse and evolving needs of learners.  This includes development of critical thinking, technology awareness, and written and verbal communication.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

California State University, San Bernardino (a Hispanic serving Institution) is 60 miles east from Los Angeles.  CSUSB is a comprehensive university and offers programs through the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.  The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry promotes a culture of teaching excellence and undergraduate research between its 13 full-time faculty members and approximately 350 majors.  

Typical Activities

Innovative and cutting-edge teaching at the undergraduate level.  Bring creative approaches in teaching general and introductory chemistry, biochemistry, and in the area of specialization (e.g. bioanalytical chemistry, biomaterials, bioinformatics, etc.).  Develop, implement and sustain an externally funded, independent research agenda involving undergraduate students.  Participate in service activities in support of the department, college, university, and/or community.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely-related field, conferred by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Postdoctoral experience and/or teaching experience is desirable.

Supplemental Information

Please submit contact information and copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and strategies, and a statement of research/professional accomplishments and future plans with a cover letter. Please also arrange to have three letters of reference sent on your behalf to 

Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).  

Formal review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. 

To find out more about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please visit

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at

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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