University of San Diego-Diversity Postdoc Fellowship


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of San Diego seeks applicants for Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships to support scholars with a proven record and commitment to empowering students from communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, teaching, service and mentoring. We are especially interested in advancing the perspectives of African Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Filipinas/os/x, Chicanas/os/x, Latinas/os/x and/or Pacific Islanders. The Diversity Postdoctoral scholar position is for two years, beginning in fall 2017, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Postdoctoral scholars typically teach 1-2 courses per year, and work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines. All current research areas in the department including: atmospheric/environmental chemistry, surface science, polymer synthesis and characterization, organic/organometallic synthesis, nucleic acids/biomolecular NMR, protein biochemistry and cell function, lanthanide nanocrystals, metal organic frameworks, peptide therapeutics, and theoretical/computational chemistry. See below, and our department website and links for more information:

This is a full-time, temporary position with an assignment end date of July 31, 2019.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. no more than three years before the starting date (August 2017). Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Awards include a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

Closing date: For full consideration, materials must be received by February 9, 2017, 5:00PM PST. For questions, contact Dr. Tammy Dwyer (Department Chair) at

Please see application details below:
Title: Diversity Post-Doctoral Fellowship Department: College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Full-Time Job IRC#22559

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. This is an 11-month position paid over 12 months.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: For full consideration, materials must be received by February 9, 2017, 5:00PM PST.

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Please complete the following steps:

1. Go to, look for job, IRC# and complete the application form, to register as an applicant through USD. You are not required to complete the qualification section online or upload documents instead, 2. Create a single PDF document that includes the materials listed below and submit it directly to,  cover letter,  curriculum vitae,  statement about commitment and experience teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented,  statement of teaching philosophy,  statement of research/creative activity plans and goals with thoughtful integration into the mission and vision of the university,  sample of scholarly or creative work,  sample syllabus for lower division course (and upper division course, if available), and  names of three recommenders who will be providing letters of support 3. Have your recommenders send letter of support directly to, please have them include your name in the title of the email.

If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at


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