DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) Addition to the Pool (2017-2020)
Refer to #104343 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.
Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
Majors in the Department of Chemistry may pursue a B.S. in chemistry, a B.S. in biochemistry (both certified by the American Chemical Society), or a B.A. in chemistry. A minor in chemistry is also offered. The Department objectives include providing students with a broad, fundamental background in chemistry (in a liberal arts setting) and its applications to prepare them to work in industry or in research laboratories, pursue graduate study, or professional school. Many graduates go on to graduate schools, health professional schools or find employment in local industries. The Department also provides important course in the University’s general education program and supports other majors.
The Chemistry Department is composed of 8 full-time faculty members, 2 support staff, and approximately 180 majors. The Department emphasizes quality undergraduate instruction and offers considerable hands-on experience with close student-faculty contact in classes and in research. The curriculum is designed to emphasize modern laboratory techniques. The Department’s advance instrumentation includes a brand new 400 MHz NMR procured as part of an NSF-MRI award, multiple GC-MS, FT-IR, several HPLC instruments, three UV-Vis spectrophotometers, a fluorescence spectrometer with polarizers, AAS, And an additional 60 MHzFT-NMR capable of rapid C-13 and 2-D analysis. Also available in the Keck Microanalysis Laboratory (part of the Cerent Engineering Science complex) are a scanning electron microscope with energy-dispersive x-ray analysis, two atomic force microscopes, an Auger spectrometer and an epifluorescent and laser scanning confocal microscope. The Department is also fully equipped for standard biochemistry and molecular biology experimentation. The Department is located in the state-of-the-art Darwin Hall with most faculty offices, lecture rooms, laboratories, and undergraduate research areas in close proximity to each other.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s Web page at: www.sonoma.edu/chemistry
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
This position includes the teaching of mostly lab courses, and opportunities to teach lecture courses if needed and as qualified. Courses include but are not limited to the following: CHEM 102 L (teach a GE lab for non-science majors, lab manual will be provided); CHEM 105 L (teach a lab for students that need chemistry to take physiology and will enter the health field, lab manual will be provided); CHEM 115AB L (teach a lab and discussion for science majors that cover general chemistry, lab manual will be provided)
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
-B.S. in Chemistry or related field will be considered
-Evidence of successful teaching
-M.S. in Chemistry or related field
-1 year of university teaching experience
-Collegial, dependable and easy to work with
RANK AND SALARY
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
- Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
- Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
- Reimbursement for expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. If you are currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the Internal Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. At the initial stage of the application, you will be prompted to upload a resume. Please combine your CV and cover letter into one PDF document and upload it in place of the resume. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae/Resume
*References and evaluations of teaching will be requested from finalist*
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
The deadline to apply is by April 7, 2017.
Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Search Committee Chair: Dr. Carmen Works
#104343 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
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.
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