Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

California State University, Chico
Chico, California (US)
August 24 2017
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Assistant or Associate Professor Position

Department of Biological Sciences

Microbial Pathogenesis

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. EO/M/F/V/Dis

The Position: The Department of Biological Sciences is searching for a tenure track assistant or associate professor to start August 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their Field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field, with a specialization in Microbial Pathogenesis. A demonstrated ability or potential to establish externally funded research, a record of publication, a strong interest in teaching excellence and enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduates as well as graduate students in research are also required. The successful candidate must embrace a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral experience and additional expertise in areas of specialty, as well as evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates who can collaborate with current faculty in microbiology, cell biology, genetics, immunology and biochemistry, are especially sought, as are candidates with research expertise to help run and upgrade research/teaching facilities in microbiology or molecular biology.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching duties include upper division lecture and laboratory course in major’s microbiology, as well as participation in lecture and laboratory instruction ranging from lower-division to graduate courses. Scholarship duties include developing an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates will receive research space, startup funds and release time in the first two years of the appointment to help establish their research program. Service duties include advising of microbiology and biology majors, and committee work.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department of Biological Sciences includes 17 full-time faculty, 25 master’s students, and 500 undergraduate biology majors with options in cell & molecular biology, organismal, evolutionary, and ecological biology, or plant biology, as well as 100 microbiology majors in general or clinical lab microbiology. Department programs are enhanced by diverse laboratory and field facilities, a student computer lab, media preparation and stockrooms, and greenhouses. The Department has five very active student clubs, including a Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology. Full information is available at The College of Natural Sciences ( has further resources including biochemistry faculty with expertise in microbial proteomics and physiology.

Closing Date: Applications are due by September 22, 2017, when review will begin. Complete applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

How to Apply: All applicants must apply online at:

Complete online applications must include curriculum vitae or resume, transcripts, recent publications, and statements of research and teaching interests. Three letters of recommendation are required, however they must be submitted via email directly to the committee chair.

Letters of recommendation and job-related questions should be directed to:

Gordon Wolfe, Search Committee Chair

Department of Biological Sciences

California State University Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0515

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The University

California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state- supported member of a 23-campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 16,000. Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community

With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons. For more: