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Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) 2624

Recruitment Number: 2624

Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) 2624

Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

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..


  • 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.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

About our Department and the Position

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Long Beach is dedicated to providing a rigorous curriculum with high-quality research opportunities offering an exceptional education for our graduates. We value teaching and research as essential components of education; many of our undergraduate students engage in independent research directly mentored by faculty. Our graduates pursue careers in many different areas; a substantial number of graduates go on to post-graduate education, including highly competitive Ph.D. programs, medicine, and other scientific professions.

Our 23 tenure-track faculty engage in research in Organic, Inorganic, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Analytical, Computational and Physical chemistries, providing stimulating research projects for our students resulting in an average of 35 peer-reviewed high-impact publications per year. Our faculty are highly successful at receiving external support (currently over $2M). At least 25 of our research students are supported internally from diversity focused research training grants, internal awards and fellowships.

The department is housed in two state-of-the-art buildings with a complete range of modern laboratories, high-end instrumentation, and office space. Our instrumentation and independent research programs provide direct hands-on opportunities for students to receive advanced training and to answer pressing research questions. We currently serve 700 undergraduate students and 30 Biochemistry MS and 25 Chemistry MS candidates. New faculty are awarded a significantly reduced workload over their first three years to establish a research program. Thereafter, most faculty teach 3-4 classes per year (semester system), due to significant opportunities for release time for supervision of research students and theses, grant buy-out, and internal release opportunities for research and service.

In serving the State of California, the department is committed to developing a diverse faculty, with a richness of personal and educational experience. We welcome all applicants who are highly motivated to engage in research supervision of a diverse student body and to work vigorously in the classroom to provide an exceptional education to our community of student scholars. We seek faculty who are committed to the academic success of students of color, those with disabilities, first generation, veterans, diverse socio-economic, diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions. Department faculty have provided and continue to provide substantial leadership in diversity related programs in STEM. We seek candidates who will join us in contributing their talent, expertise and perspective, to providing excellent educational and research opportunities for the next generation workforce of scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs, teachers and Ph.D. candidates.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum of two pages, single-spaced).  For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Research proposal involving lab, major instrumentation, and start-up needs
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
    1)A signed SC-1 form and
    2)An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: or (562) 985-5897

Required documentation should be submitted as a single PDF, with the exception of Letters of Recommendation which may arrive separately.


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.