Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 2208119
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Assistant Professor, Term, Chemistry
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Assistant Professor, Term, Chemistry

Job Summary:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a one-year non-renewable full-time term Assistant Professor position for the 2021-2022 academic year, to begin in August 2021, contingent upon funding approval. This position seeks candidates who can teach biochemistry as well as general chemistry courses.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach some combination of Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, General Chemistry I and II, and General Chemistry Lab. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department and college. Departmental service may consist of coordinating upper division lab courses. Additional teaching responsibilities may replace service expectations. The overall workload will correspond to four 4-unit courses or three 4-unit courses and 4 units of service per semester.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field by August 2021. A strong record of teaching at the university level and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required.

Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and interests, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. teaching evaluations, sample syllabi), and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later in the process. Questions can be addressed to Dr. William Karney at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to completed applications received by April 30, 2021.

The University of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), disability, or other bases prohibited by law, and will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. We particularly encourage minority and women applicants for all positions.

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