Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2015

United States, North America
Jul 23, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Saint Mary's College of California

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2015

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 10/01/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

The chemistry department at Saint Mary’s College of California seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts environment. The Chemistry Department, housed in a modern and well-equipped facility, currently has 7 tenure-track and 3 adjunct faculty members. It has recently experienced substantial growth in student enrollments, primarily in the biochemistry major.

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, comprehensive and coeducational institution that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives—and the first Catholic and first California college to be included—Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Liberal Arts, Catholic, and Lasallian institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College’s commitment to the educational benefits of inclusion.

Teach courses in biochemistry as well as introductory courses in general chemistry and/or organic chemistry. Maintain a vibrant research program in some area of biochemistry and supervise student research projects. Contribute to ongoing modernization of curriculum and laboratory instrumentation. Participate in departmental and College activities including committee work and grant-writing. Participate in core curriculum programs: January Term, Collegiate Seminar, and/or chemistry courses for non-science majors. The candidate is also expected to have a strong commitment to academic advising and mentoring a diverse student population.

Experience and Qualifications:
PhD in biochemistry (preferred) or chemistry required. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with substantial experimental experience in biochemistry, though expertise in closely-related interdisciplinary fields may also be considered. Candidates should have evidence of scholarly achievement and a plan for future research that is suitable for undergraduate collaboration. Saint Mary’s is committed to assembling a diverse faculty.

Supplemental Information:
Application Instructions: Please apply online at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of the College.
2) Please submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research plans, and a copy of graduate transcripts. All documents should be uploaded as pdf or MS Word files.

In addition, please arrange to have three current letters of recommendation sent to:

Amy Bockman, administrative assistant
Chemistry Search Committee
e-mail: or

postal service: Saint Mary's College of California
1928 St. Mary’s Road
PMB 4527
Moraga, CA 94575

DEADLINE: Review of aplications will begin September 24, 2014 but the position will remain open until filled.

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