The Department of Biological Science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position for a teacher-scholar with a research program in the area of animal physiology and with a commitment to educational excellence.
Department of Biological Science
College of Natural Science and Mathematics
The Department of Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton (www.fullerton.edu/biology) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in animal physiology to begin August 2021.
We seek a candidate with a strong research background in animal physiology and clear potential and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program related to any area of animal physiology and involve undergraduate and Master’s students in their research. Teaching responsibilities will include supervision of, and curriculum development for, physiology laboratory courses that serve non-major allied health majors (e.g., kinesiology, human health) and an upper-division lab-based majors’ course in mammalian/human physiology. Teaching opportunities may also include other majors’ courses including an upper-division comparative animal physiology course and upper-division or graduate-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Preference will be given to those with relevant teaching experience using student-centered learning approaches.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the transdisciplinary Centers for Applied Biotechnology Studies (CABS, http://cabs.fullerton.edu), Catalyst (http://www.fullerton.edu/catalyst/), Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM, http://www.fullerton.edu/ccam/), or Desert Studies Center (http://nsm.fullerton.edu/dsc/).
The position is tenure-track and will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure.
Required Qualifications Applicants must have:
Appointment Date: August 17, 2021
The Department of Biological Science, with 28 active full-time faculty members, has long been committed to an educational program that includes extensive involvement of diverse undergraduate and graduate students in research. Over 50% of our majors are from underrepresented groups with 49% Hispanic/LatinX, 2% Black and 5% multiethnic. Approximately 47% of our students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and 29% are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. The Department has undergraduate concentrations in cell and developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, molecular biology and biotechnology, and plant biology, and offers interdisciplinary non-degree minors in biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, and environmental biology. The Department also offers a Master of Science in Biology. We have several active, externally-funded training programs that support undergraduate research and contribute to the diversity of STEM fields. The Department is an active participant in the system-wide California State University (CSU) Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB, https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/csuperb) and the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST, https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast) which support inter-campus collaborations and foster applied research and workforce-directed education. California State University Fullerton (CSUF) is an active member of the CSU Ocean Studies Institute (http://www.scmi.net/ocean-studies-institute/) and the CSU Desert Studies Consortium (http://nsm.fullerton.edu/dsc/), which provide additional facilities and resources for coastal and desert research and education. The Department is well-equipped with modern research instruments and laboratory facilities that include several fluorescence microscopes, a confocal microscope, scanning electron microscope, and animal housing facilities. Annual departmental research funding is approximately $6.5 million from internal and external sources, and collaborative and interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Further information about the department is available at https://www.fullerton.edu/biology/.
The University and College
California State University, Fullerton is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
The CSU system is the largest and most diverse university system in the country and one of the most affordable. CSUF is a comprehensive university serving southern California, especially Orange County. CSUF is the largest four-year public university of the 23 CSU campuses. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, CSUF ranks first in California and second nationally in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to Hispanics (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, May 2017) and fourth to underrepresented students (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 2018).
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM; http://www.fullerton.edu/nsm/) is dedicated to the principle that teaching and research are intricately mixed and that undergraduate and M.S. graduate research, when properly approached, is an integral part of teaching. This fine balance between teaching and research is CNSM's greatest strength.
A complete on-line application must be received in order to receive consideration. To apply, please visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php, search for position #497950, and provide the following required materials (in pdf format):
For inquiries about the position, please call (657) 278-3614 or e-mail AnimalPhysiologySrch@fullerton.edu
Applications completed by January 11, 2021 will be reviewed; those completed after the due date may be reviewed until a suitable candidate is appointed.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visithttps://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally 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.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http://www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php)