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California State University San Marcos
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Position:  Assistant Professor

Effective Date:  Fall semester, 2013

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in the biochemistry or related field with an expertise in enzymology or physical biochemistry.  Candidates must be able to teach courses in biochemistry and enzymology or physical biochemistry and be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  The successful candidate will have a solid record of published research commensurate with years since receiving  Ph.D. and the ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program involving students that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.

Desired / Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral research experience is required.  All areas of biochemical research will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants with an expertise in enzymology or physical biochemistry and those who have prior successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Duties:  The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and advanced biochemistry lecture and lab courses.  In addition, this person will teach upper division courses in the area of his/her expertise, and contribute to the general education curriculum.  The candidate should demonstrate a commitment towards the development of an active, externally funded research program in enzymology or physical biochemistry that involves students.  In addition, she/he is expected to  participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community, including the development of a new M.S. Biochemistry program.

Application Procedure:  Review of applications will commence on January 10, 2013.  The position will be open until filled.  All applications must be submitted as a single PDF file to and should include a faculty application,  letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and plans to obtain funding (3-page limit), and reprints of representative publications.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically as PDF files to  Requests for information should be addressed to:

    Search Committee Chair
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Timeline:   Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. 
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California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran’s status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated.  Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment.