San Luis Obispo, California
Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
October 14 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure track faculty member in the field of Immunology/Cell Biology beginning September 12, 2022.  Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021.

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and implementing a student-centered research program that mentors undergraduates and Master’s students. Excellent candidates will create synergy in the department via the application of modern molecular methods to the study of cellular processes related to immune responses. 

Teaching responsibilities will include lower and upper division undergraduate courses in cell biology and immunology for both majors and non-majors, as well as the opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.  Faculty in our department typically teach 2-3 courses per quarter, with the opportunity to reduce this by mentoring student research and procuring extramural research funding.

​​A Ph.D. in a relevant field and evidence of potential for excellent undergraduate teaching are required at time of hiring.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

To apply, visit https://jobs.calpoly.edu/en-us/job/505810/tenure-track-position-immunologycell-biology , complete a required online faculty application and submit to requisition# 505810. Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) as one document, and (7) unofficial graduate transcript(s) as one document. These documents will not be accepted in hard copy format. When completing the online faculty application, please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. 

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Complete applications received after that date may be considered. For questions, please contact Dr. Ken Hillers at khillers@calpoly.edu.