3 STEM Assistant Professors – Biology & Chemistry

Location
San Marcos, California
Salary
see CSUSM website
Posted
October 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professors of Biological Sciences – Genetics; Physiology

Click here to apply for Genetics or Click here to apply for Physiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Genetics and in Physiology both at the level of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will complement an inclusive and innovative faculty that is committed to student success both in the classroom and the research laboratory. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Biology (concentrations in Ecology, Animal Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology, and General Biology), Biotechnology, and Wildfire Science. The Department also offers a research-based Master of Science Program in Biology and a Professional Science Master’s program in Biotechnology.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or related discipline, and postdoctoral (or equivalent postgraduate) experience with training and research in the area of Genetics or Physiology
  • Strong potential as an effective instructor of Biology courses at the undergraduate level, and of graduate courses in their specific subject area
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues and with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community with a substantial population of first-generation students
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed, published research commensurate with years since receiving Ph.D.
  • Compelling plan to develop and sustain an independent research program involving students that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service
  • Expertise in the areas of Population Genetics, Conservation Genetics, and/or Human Genetics or Physiology and/or pre-health fields
  • Direct evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level and experience in research-based instructional practices
  • Background and expertise in genetics that enhances and complements exiting programmatic strengths

 Duties:  

The successful candidate will contribute to Biology course instruction at the lower-division, upper-division, and graduate levels. They will also be given the opportunity to develop new undergraduate and graduate lecture and/or laboratory courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will develop an independently funded research program involving CSUSM students. In addition to modest opportunities for internal research funding, there is wide-spread support for the attainment of external research monies. The successful candidate will also participate in activities serving the department, college, university and community.

Application:

Click here to apply for Genetics or Click here to apply for Physiology. The following documents are also required:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to two pages)
  • Description of past research accomplishments as well as plans for future research involving CSUSM students (up to three pages)
  • Narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students (up to two pages)
  • Three signed letters of recommendation

Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Inorganic, Organometallic, and Analytical Chemistry Click here to Apply for Chemistry

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry and postdoctoral (or equivalent postgraduate) work with substantial research experience in the area of Inorganic, Organometallic, or Analytical Chemistry.
  • A solid record of published research commensurate with years since receiving Ph.D.
  • Candidates must be able and willing to teach courses in Inorganic or Analytical Chemistry and be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program focused on advancing the science of their expertise.  This research program should involve undergraduate and graduate students and should lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service
  • Prior successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • A research program which complements the expertise of current faculty members and applies innovative methods to solve contemporary problems in their field of expertise, especially those involving green chemistry and the environment. 

Duties:

  • Teaching lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MS) level
  • Conducting research which involves undergraduate and graduate students
  • Service to the department, university, and field

Application Procedure:

Click here to Apply for Chemistry The following documents are also required:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)
  • Description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 3 pages)
  • Narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. Please address your experience with and/or vision for mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds (up to 2 pages)
  • Up to three recent peer-reviewed publications

Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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