The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience, to begin Fall 2019. Candidates with strong teaching and research interests from any sub-division in Organic Chemistry are encouraged to apply.
Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.
The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate lectures and laboratory classes in Organic Chemistry. The positions require excellence in teaching and advising, research and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the University. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
Cal Poly Pomona is a member of the 23-campus California State University system, and one of two polytechnic universities in California. Our student population of over 25,300 is ethnically diverse, and the campus offers 56 baccalaureate and 32 master’s degree programs, including a doctorate in Educational Leadership. As of Fall 2016, average undergraduate course sizes were 35 students per class, student-faculty ratios were 25:1, with a total of 1,221 faculty and 1,219 staff. We recruit success- and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. Our scenic and historic campus covers 1,400 acres, and was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. The University is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University has a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Cal Poly Pomona proudly serves as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and actively promotes diversity in the faculty, staff, and student bodies, where educational equity is among the highest priorities of the University. The mission of the University is to cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. The University’s vision is to serve as the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.
College of Science:
The College of Science is one of seven colleges on campus, and hosts over 4000 students. The College of Science offers nine degree programs across seven academic departments including Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. The College of Science also hosts several specialty centers (https://catalog.cpp.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=2909), and offers Master’s degrees (~ 250 current students) from departments including Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Kinesiology and Health Promotion. The College of Science is committed to excellence in teaching and research, and is currently the largest recipient of extramural funding on campus. The College of Science maintains active collaborations with industry through its cooperative education student internship programs and joint research projects.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department:
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has 17 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry (https://www.cpp.edu/~sci/chemistry-biochemistry/index.shtml). The Department and the B.S. Chemistry degree are certified by the American Chemical Society. The Department currently serves 415 undergraduate Chemistry majors, and offers an approved B.S. Biochemistry option that began in Fall 2011. The B.S. degree additionally includes an optional senior thesis research project, which is integrated into the requirements for graduation, and conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This capstone research experience embodies the mission of the College of Science, which emphasizes the creation of modern and evolving academic programs that emphasize a learn-by-doing philosophy. The Department also has an active Master’s degree program with ~ 25 current students, which culminates with a dissertation and defense of research-based work. In addition, the Department has been successful in attracting students from outside the major (Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Agriculture), who earn upper-division or graduate credits for conducting research under the guidance of faculty in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. 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. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, including completion of graduate-level organic coursework, from an accredited university by September 14, 2018.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratory.
Demonstrated commitment to contribute, teach, and engage a diverse student body and multicultural constituencies in an inclusive environment.
Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program founded in organic chemistry that broadens our current disciplinary expertise.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service.
University/college teaching experience in Organic Chemistry lecture and laboratories courses.
Capability and interests in teaching upper division and Master’s courses in Organic Chemistry.
Experience or familiarity with techniques that promote student engagement and success.
About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.