Assistant Professor of Biology (Freshwater Biologist)

Position: Assistant Professor of Biology (Freshwater Biologist)

: Tenure-track
Academic Year: 2018/2019
Available: August, 2018

Location: Department of Biology
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 61 SCI
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Anna Jacobsen
Search and Screening Committee Chair (put "Freshwater Biologist" in subject line)

Application Deadline Date: Review begins September 22, 2017; position open until filled

Description: We invite applicants for a tenure-track position in Biology at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with a research focus in freshwater biology, with a focus on multicellular animals. The taxonomic/specific research focus is not a chief consideration for this position, and research may be ecological, physiological, or evolutionary. A successful candidate must be capable of developing an externally funded research program that includes both undergraduate and graduate students (M.S. level). Our curriculum broadly covers biology and candidates will teach courses that include general education, introductory biology, as well as advanced courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in their area of specialty.

Qualifications: a) Ph.D. in Biology, b) experience in teaching courses in related areas of expertise, c) evidence of potential to conduct reviewable independent research in area of expertise, d) commitment to a quality undergraduate liberal arts education and a biology program that emphasizes student research projects involving problem solving, data analysis, and writing.

Background Check: 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 CSUB employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set for in CSU Executive Order 1083 and a condition of employment.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Research startup funds available as well as a research laboratory space.

Application: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts, a written description of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation to the contact and location as stated above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to the Department of Public Safety's website at the following webpage:

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California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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