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Assistant Professor of Life Sciences, STEM Mentor, Tenure-Track, Fall 2024

Chapman University
Orange, California
$82,000 - $92,000
Closing date
Nov 5, 2023

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As part of an initiative to hire leading research scientists with a strong commitment to promoting the success and mentoring of historically excluded and underrepresented students in the sciences, the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University announces a tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2024 in the Life Sciences.


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. The university is a nationally ranked R2 research institution with a commitment to excellence through world-class research and innovative teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology serves an increasingly diverse body of students engaged in Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry, Computational and Data Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Food Science and Nutrition, Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy. The college is housed in the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.


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




The successful candidate will be expected to develop or continue their active research program and mentoring activities, as well as help design, implement, and assess innovative new programs that lead to demonstrable advances in diversity, equity, and inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Service and teaching expectations will not exceed those of any other faculty position and will be adjusted accordingly to support work on DEI initiatives and programs. Faculty appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor rank with current academic standing in one of the College’s academic programs. Chapman offers competitive salaries, research start-up funds, and recruitment allowances. 






Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the Life Sciences, an outstanding record of scholarly publications, and a history of developing and plans for leading initiatives that advance diversity, equity and inclusion.  


Application Instructions


Application packages should be submitted online via Interfolio ( and include the following documents:


1) Cover letter


2) Statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to developing and leading initiatives that advance equity and inclusion.  


3) Curriculum vitae


4) Research statement


5) Teaching statement


6) List of three references, with contact information


Application review will begin October 25, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Michael Ibba: Please use “Assistant Professor, Life Sciences STEM Mentor" as the email subject line. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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.


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