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Analytical Chemistry - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Analytical Chemistry - Assistant Professor

Tenure Track
Fall 2023 (August 2023)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic year position as Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry. Candidates with expertise in any area of analytical chemistry or closely related field are welcome to apply for the position, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate level spectroscopy. While the successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities primarily in the area of undergraduate- and graduate-level analytical chemistry, they will also be expected to contribute to general chemistry courses.

The successful candidate is also expected to develop a productive research program that includes the training and involvement of undergraduate and MS graduate students. The instructional workload is 12 weighted teaching units per semester. In the first two years, the Department and college typically reduce the teaching load by 50% per semester to allow new faculty extra start-up time for teaching, research, and other professional development efforts.  Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. Must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry or a closely related field.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For employment, the doctorate must be completed by 8/1/2023.

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. University-level teaching experience;
  3. Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities related to analytical chemistry and related topics, including recent peer-reviewed publications in established research journals; and

Preferred Experience:

  1. Postdoctoral research or industrial experience;
  2. Research experience which complements the research in the Department or University;
  3. Potential for obtaining outside funding to support their research; and
  4. Interdisciplinary research project(s) that could result in productive collaborations in the college and University.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023.  Apply online at

 Application Review Date:  Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Attach the following:

  1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy;
  5. Statement of research plans; and
  6. Diversity statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Official and official transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation

Committee Information:

Search Chair:   Dr. Jai-Pil Choi
                       Department of Chemistry
                       College of Science and Mathematics

About Fresno State:

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the country in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the College and Department:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fresno offers an American Chemical Society recognized BS Chemistry degree, a BS biochemistry degree, a BA chemistry degree designed for pre-health professional students, and a thesis-based MS degree in Chemistry to approximately 329 undergraduate and 28 graduate students. The 16 full-time faculty members have a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research and to the success of our students. Since 1996 when the Provost's Awards were established, Chemistry Department faculty have received five awards in the areas of teaching, research, mentorship, or innovation, and three promising new faculty awards. The Department is active in research, and faculty and students have access to a wide variety of major instrumentation. A list of instrumentation available for research can be found at While the specific research areas are not a criterion in ranking candidates, research applications in environmental chemistry (air pollution or water quality) and agricultural chemistry offer strong potential for local collaborations. Library resources to support research and classroom instruction include both SciFinder and Web of Science, along with electronic access to a wide variety of major journals, including ACS and Elsevier subscriptions. The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) is one of the largest colleges on the Fresno State campus, with over 3600 undergraduate and graduate students in 21 Bachelor's and Master's level programs across the seven disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

Salary placement commensurate with experience within ranks established by the CSU Salary Schedule.

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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