Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

University of La Verne
La Verne Central Campus
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Functional Title:

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Job Description Summary:

Assistant Professor: Organic Chemistry

The department of Chemistry University of La Verne invites applications for a tenure track position in Organic Chemistry starting fall 2021. Ideal candidates must have a PhD in Organic chemistry and be able to teach introductory, lower- and upper-level courses in these areas as well as develop a rigorous research program involving undergraduate students.

Job requirements, application details and information on department of chemistry info at:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you’re passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:

  • A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and engaging or developing a research program with undergraduate students. The candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate classes in organic chemistry at the introductory level, upper level, as well as teach special courses for majors and non-majors.
  • Be able to complement existing curricular and research programs and engage in interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research offerings
  • Serve of relevant committees in departmental, college and university settings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates in area of expertise, both in the classroom and laboratory settings
  • Ability to engage undergraduate students in research in area of specialization
  • Ability to teach in FLEX program (A freshmen cohort linked chemistry course)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral and teaching experience
  • Specialization in physical organic chemistry.
  • Ability to mentor, teach and engage students from diverse backgrounds

Benefits Summary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.


La Verne Central Campus

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online at Application package should include, application, current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and a list of names and contacts of three references.

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

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