Tenure Track Faculty- Biochemistry

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Tenure Track Faculty- Biochemistry
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Chemistry
Hiring Department Summary

The Department of Chemistry at Sacramento State offers an American Chemical Society approved BS Chemistry degree, a BS Biochemistry degree, BA degrees with concentrations in biochemistry and forensics, and master’s degrees in chemistry, including a biochemistry concentration. The department is undergoing rapid growth and currently has over 600 majors. Our degree programs include a strong focus on instrumentation and hands-on experiences. We place a high value on faculty mentored research for undergraduates and graduate students. Our graduates obtain industry and government jobs in chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology; complete PhD programs in all areas of chemistry; complete professional health degrees in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry; and teach in high schools in the Sacramento region.

Essential Duties

- Teaching and developing curriculum in undergraduate introductory chemistry courses for non-chemistry majors;
- Teaching and developing curriculum in biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses for chemistry and biological sciences majors;
- Teaching and developing curriculum in master’s level courses in biochemistry;
- Advising students;
- Developing a program of scholarship in biochemistry involving undergraduate and master’s students;
- Writing external grant proposals;
- Developing and maintaining facilities and programs in biochemistry;
- Participating in department and institution committee work;
- Participating in professional community service.
Normal teaching loads are 12 units per semester (3-4 classes per semester, lectures and labs).

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry or closely related field. ABD considered; if ABD, candidates must complete doctoral degree by August 2018.
- Experience teaching college level chemistry.
- A strong background in biochemistry.
- Ability to work with a highly diverse student population from a wide range of ethnic, economic, and college preparation backgrounds.
- Ability to teach upper division/master’s level lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry.
- Ability to teach introductory General, Organic, Biological (GOB) chemistry to allied health science majors.
- Ability to develop curricular materials, including laboratory exercises, in biochemistry and introductory GOB chemistry.
- Ability to instruct students in modern chemical and biochemical instrumentation.
- Ability to develop biochemistry-oriented independent research projects involving undergraduate and graduate students.
- Ability to compete for external grants.

Preferred Qualifications

- Independent teaching experience.
- Experience teaching biochemistry laboratory courses.
- A strong interest in teaching in an environment similar to CSUS.
- Ability to develop innovative teaching strategies to address students’ different learning styles, learning environments, and backgrounds.
- Post-doctoral research experience.
- Grant writing experience.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0019P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 10/09/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


Include in “Teaching Philosophy” strategies for working with a highly diverse student population.

Three letters of recommendation must be sent separately to:
Dr. Thomas Savage, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Sacramento
Department of Chemistry, MS 6057
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Statement of Scholarly Interests
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation