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Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Sciences
California State University, Stanislaus
Location: Turlock, California
Internal Number: 3586345
Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Sciences
Job no: 520395
Department: College of Science
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences
Faculty Employment Opportunity
Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments. Appointments will normally be at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions are part of a series of recent hires in the Department of Biological Sciences that aims to enhance the Department's core strengths in the biological sciences, expand our emphasis in computational and quantitative methods, and further develop our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in our teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and local community. Stanislaus State is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-generation college students, renowned for fostering student social mobility in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Position 1: Assistant or Associate Professor of plant, algal, or fungal physiology, or a closely related field. A wide range of possible areas of specialty would complement the needs of the department, including (but not limited to) ecophysiology, functional physiology, or comparative physiology. The person appointed to this position will teach undergraduate courses for biology majors that may include plant/algal/fungal physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and general biology, as well as developing new courses in advanced pathology, ecophysiology, and/or other areas of the candidate's expertise at the upper division and/or graduate level.
Position 2: Assistant or Associate Professor of cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, or microbial biology. A wide range of possible areas of specialty would complement the needs of the department, including (but not limited to) virology, human genomics, immunology, stem cell biology, precision medicine, epidemiology, neurobiology, and other areas within cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, and/or microbial biology. The person appointed to this position will teach undergraduate courses for biology majors that may include introductory genetics, cellular and molecular biology, and general biology, as well as advanced courses in cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbial biology, and/or new courses in the candidate's area of expertise at the upper division and/or graduate level.
The persons appointed to these positions will be expected to develop active research programs within the context of a primarily-undergraduate institution. Individuals using empirical or theoretical approaches and with a strong background in experimental design and analytical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applicants with specialized training and experience in science communication (especially multilingual communication) and/or biostatistics. College of Science faculty take advantage of internal Department and University funding, extramural grant funding, and University funding for students who are collaborating with faculty. The M.S. in Biological Sciences offers additional opportunities for research mentorship and collaboration.
Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure, and the department strongly encourages contributions in all these areas that promote equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice as integral and valued parts of professional activity. As a University and Department that highly value student success, commitment to effective teaching is considered the most important criterion for hiring, retention, and promotion. The typical teaching load includes multiple lecture and lab courses each semester, as well as student advising and mentorship. The Department also requires evidence of productive research activity and defines research to include all activities that contribute to advancing scientific knowledge and the scientific process within the life sciences, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. Candidates must show evidence of growth and improvement as an educator through development of practices that directly meet the needs and challenges facing the diverse study body of the university through culturally responsive and inclusive practices.
Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered for an applicant with substantial experience and additional qualifications that could include: a track record in successful grant writing, an extensive publication record, demonstrated mentorship of students, and/or other significant experience relevant to the position.
This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment. However, opportunities exist for an additional summer session appointment.
HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:
A complete application must include:
1. An application letter of up to 500 words, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications.
2. A professional curriculum vitae.
3. The names and contact information of three references. (Three letters of recommendation will be required of finalists for the position).
4. A teaching statement of up to 1000 words (excluding captions and references) that describes your teaching philosophy, teaching-related activities and accomplishments, and interest and plans for teaching at Stanislaus State.
5. A diversity statement of up to 1000 words (excluding captions and references) that describes your knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues within higher education and STEM fields; your track record of efforts to promote DEI in professional activities; and your ideas for advancing DEI in ways that promote the success of our students and community.
6. A research statement of up to 1000 words (excluding captions and references) that describes your research and scholarly interests, your research-related activities, and your plans for research within the context of a primarily undergraduate institution.
7. Unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button on this page.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Marina Gerson, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
1 University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Screening of completed application files will begin on November 15, 2022. This appointment begins on August 17, 2023.
An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.
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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE:
The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Stanislaus is a diverse academic community of teacher-scholars and student-scientists engaged in exploring the wonder and diversity of life at all levels of biological organization, including cells, organisms, and ecological systems. The faculty utilize evidence-based teaching strategies to provide students with a broader exposure to the concepts, processes, and approaches of the biological sciences. We offer our B.S, B.A., and M.S. students comprehensive academic advising, career mentoring, and research opportunities. Learn more about us at: https://www.csustan.edu/biology.
CAMPUS & AREA:
California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.
Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRA
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 July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
CLERY ACT DISCLOSURE
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report .
Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICE
The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which 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. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
To apply, visit https://careers.csustan.edu/st/en-us/job/520395/assistant-or-associate-professor-in-biological-sciences
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About California State University, Stanislaus
California State University, Stanislaus serves a diverse student body of more than 10,000 at two locations in the Central Valley — a beautiful 228-acre campus in Turlock and the Stockton Campus. Widely recognized for its dedicated faculty and high-quality academic programs, the University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with a doctorate in educational leadership. The University is a proud member of the 23-campus California State University system.California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves ...more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts. Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.
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