Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
California State University, Northridge invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology in Human Genetics to begin August 19, 2020. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field from an accredited institution; have postdoctoral experience; and have expertise in human genomic data analysis.
We welcome applications from researchers studying medical genetics, population genetics, genome-wide association, genomic anthropology, and related fields. We are particularly interested in research programs that will help channel our graduates into careers in commercial genomics or programs in genetic counseling. We seek an individual who will be able to teach introductory cell and molecular biology (BIOL107), genetics (BIOL360), human genetics (BIOL468), bioinformatics (BIOL503), and either biostatistics (BIOL502) or computational modeling (BIOL551). Applicants should convey how they would involve undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students in a vigorous research program and how they would provide effective teaching and mentoring to students of diverse backgrounds.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
Demonstrate teaching excellence in the courses listed above.
Develop a student-centered research program and seek extramural funding.
Participate in department, college, and university service.
The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department for recommending tenure and promotion.
Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants should submit the following documents:
Cover letter (1 page)
CV (4 pages max. including publication list) Use reverse chronological order, i.e., most recent first.
Teaching statement (1 page) describing previous experience lecturing in small and large (50+ student) formats, and indicating your ability to teach each of the 6 courses listed above. Refer to the CSUN course catalog for details https://catalog.csun.edu/academics/biol/courses/
Teaching philosophy and diversity statement (1 page) that conveys a vision for effectively teaching and mentoring students from a range of educational and cultural backgrounds, and includes a separate paragraph outlining experience working in multicultural settings as well as involvement in, or ideas for, activities that promote diversity in science.
Research strategy (4 pages max. including figures/schematics and references) that indicates which projects and procedures can be performed by undergraduates and which will be performed by master’s degree students, and indicates which funding mechanisms are most likely to support the research program.
Contact information for 3 individuals who have agreed to serve as a reference. Include their name, title and institution, relationship to applicant, email and phone number.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide letters of recommendation and verification of degrees.
How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a Dossier account and can send application materials free of charge to: http://apply.interfolio.com/67825
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The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.
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.
CSUN 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. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Biology at (818) 677-3356.
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