Position Rank and Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry
School/Department Name: College of Science/Chemistry
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.
Application Deadline: September 23, 2022
Target Start Date: August 2023
First Review Date (or Closing Date): September 26, 2022
The Department of Chemistry at San José State University invites applications for two tenure track positions in chemistry. Excellence in research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected. The candidate will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Flexibility to teach in more than one sub-discipline of chemistry is desirable. The candidate must be able to adapt their teaching methods to a variety of learning environments, including online instruction. The successful candidate will develop a robust research program engaging undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students
The Department of Chemistry at San Jose State University strives to provide broad access to the highest quality education in chemistry at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. To achieve this ambitious goal, we have crafted a curriculum affording our diverse students access to expert instructors in each of the sub-fields of chemistry via classroom courses, hands-on laboratory courses, and research laboratories.
The Department of Chemistry, College of Science and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved. In addition, around 45% of our students are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
- Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, chemical education or equivalent doctoral work.
- Research experience in one of the subdisciplines of chemistry.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
- Experience teaching in one of the subdisciplines of chemistry. We strongly encourage applicants with a desire to teach in biochemistry, organic, analytical or inorganic chemistry, including general chemistry.
- Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred.
- Experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate research students.
- Experience adapting teaching methods to a variety of learning environments, including online instruction
- The candidate will teach courses, including laboratory courses, graduate courses and service courses as needed by the department.
- The candidate must develop a research program that incorporates undergraduate and MS students
- The candidate must submit grant proposals and manuscripts to peer reviewed research journals.
- The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually by working in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments such as advising, assessment and lab coordination.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience in understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
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.
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents by the deadline to receive full consideration.
- Letter of interest (1-2 pages)
- Curriculum vitae – Please indicate your primary subdiscipline(s) and any student mentoring experiences.
- Diversity statement (1-2 pages)
- Statement of teaching philosophy/interests (2 page limit) – We encourage applicants to review the url below and identify courses they feel well qualified to teach. https://catalog.sjsu.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=4972
- Research plans (5 page limit excluding bibliography) – Include how undergraduate and MS students will be involved in your research plans.
- Three reference letters
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted for application)
Please do not include any additional materials without first consulting with the Chair of the Recruitment Committee. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Karen Singmaster at Karen.Singmaster@sjsu.edu
The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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