Assistant Professor: Chemical Education

Location
San Diego, California
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY announces a tenure-track position in CHEMICAL EDUCATION with the appointment beginning Fall 2018.  For the position, we seek Assistant Professor candidates from all subdisciplines of chemical education with research that addresses chemistry-based pedagogical innovation for undergraduate university students.  This faculty member would join a large group of science and mathematics educators, from the College of Sciences and the College of Education, who conduct collaborative research through the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE, http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/).  A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust research program, teach chemistry courses, and mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.  External funding and independent scientific productivity are expected for both positions (http://www.chemistry.sdsu.edu/).

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.  The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/casa/).  This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed in http://sdsu-bie.weebly.com/. To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/44467 (Education).  Review of applications will begin October 20, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.