Assistant/ Associate Professor of Biology

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October 15 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

California State University, Chico

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Biology

Recruitment Number: FA0144

Posting Period:
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019; 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 Ph.D. in Physiology or Molecular/Cell Biology. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 21, 2019.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research & publication record. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research and scholarship with graduate and undergraduate students; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

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 areas of specialty as well as evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates with specialties in organismal physiology, cell biology, and neurophysiology are encouraged to apply as well as those who use bioinformatics approaches in their research and teaching. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how their professional activity provides commitment to inclusion and diversity for the student body at CSU, Chico.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Kristopher Blee, Search Committee Chair
CSU Chico, Department of Biological Sciences
(530) 898-5116

All applicants must apply online at:
. Applicants must provide current cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of reccomendation.

Applications must be submitted online using the link provided. However: three letters of recommendation MUST be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kristopher Blee, 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; ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; or plant biology, as well as 90 microbiology majors in general or clinical lab microbiology.

Department programs are enhanced by diverse laboratory and field facilities, the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve; Butte Creek Ecological Preserve, the CSU Chico Vertebrate Museum, a stockroom; and greenhouses. The Department has five very active student clubs. 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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