Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Position ID:Chapman University-Schmid College of Science and Technology-NTTCHEM2 [#24217]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry / Organic
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/02/03, updated 2023/01/24, listed until 2023/03/10)
Position Description:    

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Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position of Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry, effective August 2023.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College has a 140,000 sq ft home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, alongside the newly founded Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at

The chemistry program is home to a diverse group of faculty with specializations in a broad range of fields, including physical, organic, analytical, and biochemistry. The ACS accredited program houses undergraduate degrees characterized by personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching, and strong student-faculty interactions. Instructional faculty play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service. In addition, instructional faculty have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor, are senate-eligible, and have full votes at both the program and college levels. 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field conferred by the start date.

  • Candidates with a strong record in teaching general and/or organic chemistry. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibility will be in general chemistry and organic chemistry. The candidate will be expected to teach both lectures and laboratory courses and contribute to upper division coursework. The successful candidate will be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of chemistry and biochemistry faculty and students.

Qualified candidates should submit the following electronically via c/o
• Cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational mission and needs of the chemistry program, and the diversity equity, & inclusion (DEI) missions of Schmid College and Chapman University
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s teaching philosophy and approach and provides evidence of a strong track record of teaching. No more than 2 pages. 
• Statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s philosophy for achieving greater diversity and inclusion in science in general, along with an actionable plan for promoting diversity and inclusion at Chapman specifically. Questions to help guide your statement available here. No more than 2 pages.
• Completed faculty employment application.
• Contact information for three references. Letters may be requested at a later date. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Cedric Owens, Search Chair at Please use “Instructional Assistant Professor of Chemistry" as the email subject line. 

Application review will start on March 7th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. Benefits start the first day of the month following the start of employment. The salary range for this Instructional Assistant Professor position is $75,000-$80,000. 

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. 

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

Application Materials Required:
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One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866