San Diego State University

Chemistry and Biochemistry


THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY at SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY announces a tenure-track position in BIOCHEMISTRY at the assistant professor level with the appointment beginning Fall 2020. The search committee invites applicants from all areas of biochemistry and molecular medicine, though we welcome in particular those whose research plans involve directed evolution, biochemical pathway engineering, or computational approaches that complement existing strengths within the department. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust, extramurally-funded, independent research program and to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students. A Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in a relevant field are required (

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, a detailed description of anticipated startup requirements, copies of up to five relevant publications, a brief description of teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Review of applications will begin October 24, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

The persons holding these positions are considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are 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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed in To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their cover letter how they meet two or more of the criteria.