Specialization: Physical, Analytical or Organic Chemistry
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24662
Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
Ph.D. in chemistry or equivalent is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should have awareness of
and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study,
training, teaching and other comparable experience.
Excellence in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected. Research in physical,
analytical or organic chemistry with applications to biomedical, nuclear, environmental or other fields that complement
the current faculty in the department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in physical, organic and/or
analytical chemistry as well as selected courses in other complementary disciplines. Teaching duties may include upper
division undergraduate lectures and laboratory courses, and graduate lecture courses. Some teaching in general and/or
introductory chemistry may be required. The successful candidate will develop a robust research program engaging
primarily undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students. Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience
understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary
language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August, 2019
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy,
research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 1, 2018 to
Please direct questions to:
Karen Singmaster, Chair
Department of Chemistry
San José State University
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in
graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian
American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-
generation students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing student
upward mobility. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located
on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley
high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural
attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls
approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from
multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic
information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University
students, faculty , and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are 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.
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