California State University, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Starting Date: August 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Organic Chemistry from an accredited institution of higher education (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
  2. Evidence of effective teaching.
  3. Demonstrated ability and commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  4. Demonstrated evidence of scholarship and productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Research experience in synthetic organic chemistry and spectroscopic analysis.
  2. Postdoctoral research experience.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in their area of expertise, including courses in the division of Organic Chemistry; participate in curriculum development, which includes modification and improvement of existing courses and development of new courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; establish an externally funded research program that involves mentoring Cal State LA students at both the undergraduate and Master’s level; publish research in recognized scholarly journals; advise students on academic progress toward completion of degree and career options.

Full Position Description:

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

  1. A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  2. A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. A list of three professional references.
  5. A University Application for Employment Form (
  6. A narrative that describes your proposed research, how you would engage undergraduate and graduate students in your research program, and the potential resources needed to conduct your research at Cal State LA.
  7. A statement of teaching philosophy and classroom approach (2-page maximum).

Finalists will be required to submit:

Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications for full consideration will begin October 15, 2021.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: Please type ”Organic Chemistry Search 21” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair Dr. Linda Tunstad at: or 323-343-2300.


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Last updated: 2021-09-11