Assistant/ Associate Professor of Microbiology

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October 08 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

California State University, Chico

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Microbiology

Recruitment Number: FA0141

Posting Period:
Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Department: Biological Sciences

Position Information:
CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students. The Department of Biological Sciences seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We now proudly hold HSI designation.

The Department of Biological Sciences is searching for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to start August 21, 2019. California State University, Chico seeks faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success.

Minimum Education and Experience:
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a PhD in microbiology or a related field, with a specialization in prokaryotic or eukaryotic (protist or fungal) pathogens. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 21, 2019. A demonstrated ability or potential to establish externally-funded research, a record of publication, and a strong interest in teaching excellence and enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research are also required. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching duties include majors and non-majors introductory microbiology lecture and lab courses, as well as participation in other lecture and laboratory courses ranging from lower-division undergraduate to graduate courses, totaling 10-14 class hours per week. 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 undergraduate advising of microbiology and biology majors, and committee work. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Recruitment Preferences:
Postdoctoral experience and additional expertise in candidates area of specialty as well as evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates who can interact 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.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Troy Cline, Search Committee Chair
Dept. of Biological Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515

All applicants must apply online at:
. Applicants must provide current cover letter, CV, complete set of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted online using the link provided. However: three letters of recommendation MUST be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Troy Cline at

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Department of Biological Sciences includes 17 full-time faculty, 25 masters students, and 500 undergraduate biology majors with options in cell & molecular biology, organismal, evolutionary, and ecological biology, or plant biology, as well as 80 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 Department of Biological Sciences website. The College of Natural Sciences website has further resources including biochemistry faculty with expertise in microbial proteomics and physiology.

Detailed information about the university is available here. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the Universitys 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.

CSU, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting the Chico State UPD website.

All positions are contingent on funding.

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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