Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Aug 12, 2020
Full time   Chemistry

Job Description



College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2624
Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic Chemistry)
Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


  • Teach undergraduate organic chemistry and graduate physical organic chemistry and/or graduate courses in area of specialty. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof. In 2021-22, the department anticipates that the normal mode of instruction will be face-to-face.
  • Develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program.
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate research students leading to publications and professional presentations.
  • Participate in service to the department, university, and community.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in any area of Organic Chemistry, including (but not limited to) Physical Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.
  • Established record of research productivity, proportional to experience, in an area mentioned above.
  • Strong potential for effective teaching of undergraduate and graduate (MS) students.
  • Strong potential for developing an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students leading to high-impact publications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced training beyond the Ph.D., e.g. Post-doc, industry, etc.
  • Successful experience teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in organic chemistry.
  • Successful experience teaching chemistry to a diverse student body and knowledge of effective strategies (e.g. culturally responsive or inclusive pedagogy, awareness of issues that may affect the success of minoritized students) supporting underrepresented groups in STEM.
  • Awareness of pedagogical best practices and ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining knowledge in this area.
  • A research program that complements existing department research and instrumentation.

Application Details

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Review of applications to begin September 21, 2020
Position open until filled (or recruitment canceled)

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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