Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Faculty Hire Number:#24-10
Rank: Assistant Professor
Effective Date of Appointment: 08/21/2024 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: $80,000-$88,200 (Dependent upon qualifications)
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About the Department:
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The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Biochemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will teach: a) biochemistry and related special topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and b) introductory and general chemistry at the undergraduate level. This individual’s research expertise and planned research program will diversify, and ideally further modernize, the Biochemistry research areas currently represented in the Department.
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 in which he/she/they is/are housed 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.
- Ph.D. or equivalent in Biochemistry or a closely related field (Chemistry, Molecular or Structural Biology, etc.) from an accredited institution
- Postdoctoral research or industrial research experience
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, excellence in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, mentoring undergraduate/graduate students
- High-caliber research experience that will diversify, and ideally further modernize, the Biochemistry research areas currently represented in the Department
- Record of recent publications in mainstream, peer-reviewed journals
- Well thought-out, robust plan of independent research activity, feasible for success at CSUN, that includes strategies for generating and publishing data in top-tier journals, recruiting students, and obtaining extramural funding
- Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective, inclusive, and 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
- Willingness to collaborate with departmental colleagues in research or other activities
- A commitment to engaging in service work for the Department, College, University and field of study.
Screening of applications will begin 10/2/2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.
Applicants must submit to the website in the section above: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages); (3) a 3-4 page single-spaced (excluding figures) detailed description of planned research, including a brief description of the funding mechanisms that will be pursued; (4) a list of equipment, space, and personnel needs for the planned research activity; (5) a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, particularly as it relates to the candidate’s ability to work with a diverse student population; and (6) arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted by supervising faculty and/or employer, 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.
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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 on the basis of 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 the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at 818-677-3381.