Assistant Professor - Organic Chemistry - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry #24-11

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Northridge
Categories: Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Department:  Chemistry & Biochemistry

Faculty Hire Number: #24-11

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: 08/21/2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: $80,000-$88,200 (Dependent upon qualifications)

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2022, CSUN enrolls ~38,000 students, where 57.3% are Latinx, 19.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.9% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.2% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and general chemistry at the undergraduate level, and organic chemistry and special topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  This individual will have research interests in organic materials chemistry, computational organic chemistry, and/or physical organic chemistry.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the College and Department for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in chemistry from an accredited institution, with thesis research in organic chemistry
  • Evidence of, or clear potential for, excellence in teaching undergraduate courses
  • High-caliber research experience in organic materials chemistry, computational organic chemistry, and/or physical organic chemistry
  • Record of publication in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals
  • Well thought-out, robust plan of independent research activity that includes strategies for generating and publishing data in top-tier journals, recruiting students, and obtaining extramural funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of effective, equitable engagement with a diverse student body in the context of teaching, research, and student mentorship
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality, student-centered classroom instruction
  • Contributions to grant proposal writing
  • Postdoctoral research or industrial experience
  • Willingness to collaborate with departmental colleagues in research

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin 9/29/23. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled or the search is terminated.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a six-to-eight page, detailed description of planned research; (4) a list of equipment, space, and personnel needs for the planned research activity; (5) a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, particularly as it relates to the candidate’s ability to work with a diverse student population; and (6) three letters of recommendation from supervising faculty, of which at least one should substantially address the teaching effectiveness and experience of the candidate.

In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, such as published work samples, class curricula or assessment materials, and work produced through student mentoring.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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 accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting HR at 818-677- 6501/3351.

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