About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in
2002 as the newest campus in the California State University
system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed
into one of the premier public universities, not only in the
California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed,
U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public
Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020,
CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its
“Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th
“Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students
in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a
global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is
home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to
address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The
University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate
for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to
apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s
tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx,
9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated
to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek
to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people
from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment
where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience,
California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate
and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across
disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential
and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a
sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community
dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing
and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous
improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
At ~150 students, the Chemistry Department is a mid-size major
for our campus, and we offer students several degrees: the BS in
Chemistry and BS - Biochemistry Option, the BA in Chemistry, the
Chemistry Minor, and the Chemistry Certificate. The Department also
serves STEM disciplines with our General and Organic Chemistry
Series, and the wider university through unique general education
courses. Engagement in a self-reflective teaching practice defines
We work to create active, experiential learning environments
beginning in our introductory curriculum. We focus on helping
students learn to see themselves as scientists and on supporting
their development into professionals by creating faculty-guided,
student-driven research experiences in both classroom settings and
faculty research groups at all levels of student preparation.
We are also working to develop a strong internship program with
local industry and government. The department is working to shape
faculty and students into a collaborative community of learners,
and we partner with an active chemistry student organization to
provide a space for social interaction and engagement.
The Chemistry Department values experience with students from
diverse racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, social class and
socioeconomic, and neurodiverse populations, as well as with
nontraditional and working students.
About the Position:
The CI Chemistry Department is seeking an Assistant Professor in
the area of Analytical Chemistry. Applicants will develop an
Analytical Chemistry-based research agenda that engages
undergraduate students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds. Our
suite of tools includes high-field NMR, multiple GC/MS and LC/MS,
HPLC, as well as a range of other instruments. Applicants are
expected to make use of these in their teaching and research, as
well as to work toward the acquisition of additional instruments to
support their scholarship. Successful applicants will articulate
how their teaching and research engage with community- and/or
place-based science, as well as a familiarity with the role and
pace of research at a primarily undergraduate institution.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or a
closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must
have completed their Ph.D. by August 17, 2022. Postdoctoral
experience is desirable, but not required.
The successful candidate will demonstrate
a commitment to, potential for, or a record of:
- Teaching courses in quantitative analysis, instrumental,
analytical chemistry, or related courses.
- Developing Chemistry curriculum using active learning and other
high impact practices.
- Developing an Analytical Chemistry scholarship program aimed at
inclusion of undergraduate researchers;
- Development of projects involving service learning, community
and/or place-based science within the local and regional
- Advise and mentor students of diverse, multicultural
backgrounds on major requirements and career pathways.
Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work
with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how
they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special
focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and
Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a commitment to, potential
for, or a record of:
- Recent experience working with Latinx, Black, Native
American/Indigenous, other racially minoritized, and/or
historically underrepresented students in classroom and/or research
- A working familiarity with how exclusion of these populations
is a result of the historical patterns of exclusion in Chemistry
and STEM disciplines. Such work is not restricted to academic
preparation but may include volunteer and community service work
that can inform work within the discipline of Chemistry;
- Experience with culturally responsive and sustaining
pedagogies, mentorship of racially diverse undergraduates, as well
as with service and/or experiential learning, curriculum design and
development, and/or assessment of student learning outcomes;
- Familiarity with measurement and mitigation of equity gaps in
courses and classrooms.
- A research agenda with potential for publication and extramural
- Some training in ethnic studies that informs teaching and/or
Applicants will be expected to:
- Teach a range of introductory courses, including but not
limited to quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis
- Teach other courses according to the needs of the department,
including both lower division core curriculum as well as advanced
electives in Analytical Chemistry;
- Employ evidence-based high-impact practices in their teaching,
and work toward the development of their expertise in these
- Maintain an active research agenda involving
- Advise and mentor students of diverse, multicultural
backgrounds on major requirements and career pathways;
- Collaborate with colleagues to develop and assess the
- Engage in Departmental, University, and community service and
Screening of applications will begin
10/31/2021. Priority will be given to applicants
who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain
open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following
- A letter of application briefly describing how the applicant is
a match for the position;
- A curriculum vita;
- Names and contact information for 3-5 references, which must
include professional and/or academic contacts, but may also include
student, support staff, and community members;
- A research proposal including undergraduate projects and
required equipment (more explicitly linked to above criteria);
- A personal statement that clearly connects the applicant’s
personal and professional experiences to their pedagogical approach
to teaching and research. The applicant should explain how their
background has informed the strategies they will employ to develop
student persistence and help removing barriers to success that
perpetuate historical patterns of exclusion;
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be
requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application
web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.
The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S.
citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services to work in the United States.
The person holding this position may be 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
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion,
national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual
orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital
status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination
policy is set forth in CSU
Executive Order 1096.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs