Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

  • California State University San Bernardino, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • San Bernardino, CA, USA
  • Oct 12, 2019
Full time   Chemistry

Job Description

Overview:  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University San Bernardino invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2020 in the area of biochemistry.

Candidates are expected to provide stimulating, innovative, and equity-based teaching focused on student success in general and introductory chemistry in addition to the lower and upper division courses in biochemistry, and to develop and sustain an externally funded, independent research agenda. Research in all areas of biochemistry is appropriate; expertise in bioinformatics, chemical biology, and biomolecular modeling would complement existing research capabilities, and could lead to research collaboration and/or course development. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Information regarding CSUSB’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the University, and application directions may be found at

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 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 1 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.

Typical activities:  Teaching general and introductory chemistry courses, as well as lower and upper division biochemistry courses, develop and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, and participate in service-related activities at all levels of this institution.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan.  This plan emphasizes:  a) students sucess; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnership; and, e) enhancing campus identity.  CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Preferred and Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field is required by time of appointment.

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