Assistant Professor in Biology (Environmental Microbiology)

Ventura County, California
Salary is commensurate with experience
September 03 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Biology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Microbiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant should be able to contribute to the department’s core course offerings, teach Medical Microbiology with lab and develop upper level courses in their specialty which may include General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and/or Bioremediation. The successful candidate will establish an undergraduate-based research program in Environmental Microbiology. A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field and postdoctoral experience are required. All members of the faculty are expected to assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of the institution through service to the program, serving on campus-wide committees and by promoting a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Degree Requirements: Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field. Post-doctoral experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Evidence of the ability to establish an active, undergraduate-based research program in Environmental Microbiology.

•Teaching experience at the college/university level.

•Evidence of on-going scholarly activities.

•Evidence of the ability to teach core courses in Biology, Medical Microbiology, and upper-division courses in Environmental Microbiology at an undergraduate institution.

•Evidence of the ability to assume an active collegial role in service to the Biology Program and the University.

•Postdoctoral experience.

•Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience teaching Environmental Microbiology or Medical Microbiology

•A record of effective teaching

•Experience mentoring undergraduate students

Applicants must submit the following materials: 3 letters of recommendations (Your referees will be contacted to upload the letters in our system. CSUCI Careers application web address below:

Diversity Statement: CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. 

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