Temporary Faculty Pool - Chemistry and Biochemistry

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California State University, Fresno
Location
Fresno
Closing date
Jun 18, 2033

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Temporary Faculty Pool - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Job No: 499916
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Temporary Faculty Pool - Lecturer in Chemistry

Department Overview:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fresno represents the very best that the university has to provide. We offer four rigorous, high quality degree programs (B.A. Chemistry, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry and M.S. Chemistry) that prepare students for careers in research, industry and education, as well as preparing students for admission to Ph.D., medical, pharmacy, dentistry and osteopathic medicine programs.

Learn more at department website

Position Summary: [course catalog link]

The successful applicant may teach chemistry and biochemistry, as well as high enrollment general education courses for the department. We are interested in candidates who are qualified to teach lecture and laboratory using high impact practices in the following areas:
  • general chemistry,
  • analytical chemistry,
  • inorganic chemistry,
  • organic chemistry,
  • biochemistry,
  • physical chemistry,
  • courses as the interface of chemistry and biochemistry.

Instructor Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2. Instructor are will be responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class project, and midterm and final exams.

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
  • Fall 2021: August 17, 2021 - December 22, 2021;
  • Spring 2022: January 18, 2022 - May 21, 2022;
  • Opportunities for teaching during the Summer and Winter Intersessions may also be available.

Primary instruction will be on-campus once Fresno State repopulates according to CDC guidelines.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Required Qualifications:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.): A Master's degree or Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry or related field.

Experience:
  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: A Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry.

Experience:
  1. Expertise in a closely-related chemical or biochemical sciences discipline,
  2. Successful teaching experience at the graduate level.


Application Procedures: A review applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Deadline is June 30, 2021 to be fully considered for Fall 2021 hiring. Job Announcement for 2021-2022 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2022.
Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:
  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested in teaching,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach,
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas,
  5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.

For inquiries contact Dr. Joy Goto, Chair, E-mail: [email protected].

The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California's Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

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.

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 are expected to 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, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th 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 nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State's Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be. Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

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.

Other Campus Information

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 www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. 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. An 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 set forth 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: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

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.



To apply, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/en-us/job/499916/temporary-faculty-pool-chemistry-and-biochemistry





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Organization

California State University, Fresno is the intellectual heart of Central California, providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education.

Founded in 1911, Fresno State has evolved into a nationally acclaimed university with an impressive faculty who are educating future leaders and advancing world-class research.

Academic excellence is central to the mission of California State University, Fresno. Fresno State offers upwards of 60 undergraduate degrees, approximately 40 masters' degrees, and a handful of doctoral programs through 50-plus departments organized into eight academic schools and colleges.

 

The university employs a diverse faculty and staff who bring to the campus a wide range of ideas and customs reflecting our ever-changing world.

The university also attracts millions of dollars to fund critical research on topics ranging from air pollution to water conservation.

 

Fresno State contributes more than $800 million to the economy of our region. This impact sustains 15,300 jobs in the region, and generates more than $44 million per year in tax revenue.

 

Fresno State will power the economy and culture of 21st century Central California - the region known as the New California.

 

Community

 

As the sixth-largest city in the Golden State, Fresno is nestled in California's Central Valley which boasts a population of just over 1 million. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world.

 

The majestic Sierra Nevada mountains create an ethereal backdrop for Fresno State's 388-acre academic campus and 1,000-acre University Farm.

 

Little more than an hour from campus are Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks. These natural wonders offer year-round outdoor fun with many clear mountain lakes for boating and fishing. Fresno is a comfortable drive from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe and the Pacific Coast.

 

With a deep connection to the land, there is little wonder that Fresno State is on the cutting edge of environmental awareness and sustainability. Parking shelters topped with photovoltaic solar panels generate about 20 percent of the university's base demand. Going 'green' is a priority at Fresno State. The campus farm gives students hands-on training in agriculture, from livestock to vineyards. Fresno State is the first university to establish a commercial winery on campus and the wines have won prestigious awards worldwide.

 

Campus

 

The beauty of the Fresno State campus is enhanced by more than 4,000 trees in over 100 varieties. In 1978, the campus was named an arboretum.

 

The jewel of the campus is the beautiful $105 million state-of-the-art Henry Madden Library, the largest library in the California State University system and the biggest academic library between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

 

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is one of the most comprehensive academic honors program at any university in California and draws the best and the brightest students.

Fresno State boasts some of the best sports programs in the California State University system.

 

California State University, Fresno is a campus rich in cultural and intellectual diversity where great ideas and unlimited imagination are encouraged. We are looking for creative, inquisitive and dedicated people to carry our traditions forward to new generations of students.

 

Careers

 

Careers at Fresno State provide the opportunity to work along side some of the best minds in the country. We offer exceptional possibilities for those with the curiosity, intelligence and drive to succeed. More than 2,500 jobs in over 80 different career fields are represented on campus.

 

Consider becoming part of a community whose members work together to create knowledge, connect to the world, and further their sense of identity and direction. An environment that inspires discovery and encourages collaboration. Consider California State University, Fresno.

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