college of natural & social sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemistry or other molecular life science from an accredited institution of higher education; postdoctoral or equivalent research experience; evidence of potential for establishing a sustained research program in biochemistry; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education; excellent spoken and written communication skills. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

DUTIES: Establish a vigorous research program that garners external funding and leads to the publication of peer-reviewed papers; mentor and supervise undergraduate and Masters research students; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry and other courses in their area of expertise; develop courses as needed; participate in student advisement; engage in Department, College and University committee service.

SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is part of the College of Natural and Social Sciences.  The Department offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, a minor in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and an M.S. degree in Chemistry with an option in Biochemistry. Faculty offices and laboratories reside in the newly constructed Annenberg Science Complex.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and expectations listed above. In addition, the candidate should provide a detailed curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a plan of proposed research activities (2-3 pages) including a paragraph outlining the roles of undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, a statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Receipt of official transcripts of doctoral studies required for appointment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2013. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:

Faculty Search Committee-Biochemist
c/o Ms. Jesse Murillo
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8201
Tel: (323) 343-2300

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 11/13/2013