Chemistry and Biochemistry

New Tenure Track Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry Announced

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level with a start date in January or August 2016. Review of applications begins September 18, 2015

The vacancy announcement available here has a more complete description and application instructions.

Vision Statement for the Department

The "right size" department: The official vision statement of the department is "to inspire and educate students, today and for the future, in the concepts and skills of chemistry and biochemistry; to prepare them to think about, to work with, and to enjoy the concepts of chemistry and biochemistry."  

To accomplish these goals requires faculty, staff, equipment, buildings, and the commitments of everyone involved. If a chemistry department is small, it's hard to afford the equipment, staff, and expertise that it takes to teach a modern, technical subject like chemistry. When departments get large, there is lots of equipment and expertise, but often the commitment to students and the personal attention that education requires is lost.

You will find the CSU, Chico Chemistry Department to be just the "right size". We are big enough to have faculty expertise (and staff support) in all of the major branches of chemistry: organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry. We are well equipped for all of the typical analyses that chemists are called upon to perform. And yet we are small enough to allow for the individual attention and hands-on experiences that are required to learn the concepts and practices of chemistry and biochemistry. Small classes, especially in the upper-division, and individual research projects are the norm for the department. Our faculty are chosen for their expertise and their commitment to students. And our students go on to compete and succeed in the finest graduate programs, professional schools, and the full array of industrial settings.


Our CSRI students made the news!

Watch the video here or read all about the Chemistry Summer Research Institute here!

Welcome New Physical Chemistry/Material Science faculty member

Monica So, PhD, is the newest member of the faculty having recently completed her dissertation with Dr. Joe Hupp and Dr. Omar Farha at Northwestern University.



Chico State alumnus Editor-in-Chief of ACS journal

Dr. Craig Lindsley, a 1992 graduate with a B.S. in Chemistry, is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience.