Multi-Year Full Time Temporary Faculty Position

Humboldt County
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May 18 2019
Physical Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Multi-Year Full Time Temporary Faculty Position

Humboldt State University

Location: Arcata, CA
Open Date: May 16, 2019

Application Deadline:
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than June 16, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University's Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for an academic year full time temporary faculty position in Animal Developmental Biology and Cellular Biology for academic year 2019-2020, with anticipated reappointment for academic year 2020-2021. Subsequent reappointment to academic year 2020-2021 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget and programmatic need.

Professional Duties: Instructional assignments may include: Principles of Biology, Principles of Animal Development, Introductory Cellular & Molecular Biology, and Genetics Laboratories. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at:

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

An earned Master's or equivalent in developmental biology or related field from an accredited college or university is required at time of appointment. Completed Ph.D. or ABD preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Previous experience in teaching introductory biology; at least at the graduate assistant level;
  • Expertise in animal developmental biology;
  • Expertise in cellular and molecular biology;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies; and
  • Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.);

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit:


Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Application Instructions

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Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Teaching evaluations, if available;
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of (Department Name), or Humboldt State University to:

Amy Sprowles, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4180

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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