Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Santa Clara University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor beginning fall 2022 (pending availability of funding). Santa Clara University is a highly ranked Jesuit, Catholic university with an ACS-approved undergraduate program and is located in the Silicon Valley. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to teach inorganic chemistry and general chemistry effectively to a diverse student body, establish an externally funded and productive undergraduate research program in inorganic chemistry, contribute to departmental research and teaching objectives, and participate in service-related activities.  


A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in inorganic chemistry or a closely allied field is required, along with a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research. College teaching experience of a diverse student body is desirable.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor; competitive salary and benefits package including housing assistance program 

Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Application Deadline: October 8, 2021


Faculty members are expected to be teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and active participation in departmental life. Duties include but are not limited to: A) Planning and teaching lecture and laboratory sections of Inorganic chemistry (CHEM 102) and, as appropriate, Bioinorganic chemistry lecture (CHEM101), General Chemistry lecture and laboratories (CHEM 11, 12, 50), and other courses as assigned. B) Setting up a laboratory to perform experimental research in an area of inorganic chemistry that will engage undergraduates and lead to sustained publication of results in reputable, peer-reviewed journals. C) Pursuing external funding for individual and departmental research and teaching objectives. D) Serving the department, the College, and the University in such capacities as needed, appropriate to rank and years of service at SCU.

Special Instructions for Applicants

Applicants should submit: 

    A cover letter Curriculum vitae. Detailed research plan, which should include a discussion of how the candidate’s program will be implemented at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution. Statement of teaching philosophy A brief including a statement regarding the applicant's experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities. Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) Contact information for three references. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations for any lecture course(s) taught, if available.

Additional Information

Additional information on the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry can be found on our website: Inquiries about this position can be emailed to the search committee at

About Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty members are teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and a dedication to educating the whole person. 

Applicants are invited to visit the University’s website ( for background on Santa Clara’s mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, and the Integrated Strategic Plan (2020 plan). The successful candidate will be able to address ways in which she/he can help the University achieve its goals. 

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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