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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: Microbiologist

Oct 2

Written by: SuperUser Account
10/2/2014 6:38 AM 

Microbiologist, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE-TRACK) Position Summary: The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno is seeking a broadly trained microbiologist who will be expected to teach, on a rotational basis, an upper division majors/service course in Microbiology, and an undergraduate and graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Other teaching responsibilities may include one or more courses in Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Virology and/or Immunology but will depend on candidate's expertise and departmental needs. Participation in the Professional Science Master’s Degree Program in Biotechnology is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program in a current area of microbiology, e.g. microbial ecology, involving undergraduate and Master's level graduate students, and pursue external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort. The successful candidate may establish interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of Science and Mathematics or with faculty from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and will have access to NSF and NIH funded instrumentation and the forthcoming Jordan Research Center. Learning outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students. Overview: The Department of Biology consists of excellent teachers with active, externally-funded research programs. They are dedicated to providing students with cutting edge experiences in their areas of expertise. The department includes 16 full-time faculty with research strengths in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, cellular and developmental biology, and microbiology, with whom the successful candidate can collaborate. Additionally, the medical education satellite program of the University of California, San Francisco, located in Fresno, as well as the USDA’s San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, located in Parlier, offer good opportunities for further collaboration in medical microbiology and agricultural microbiology, respectively. Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Microbiology or closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent). Required Experience: 1) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals, 2) Demonstration of grant writing and/or scholarly activity at the university level, and; 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications: 1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level, 2) Productive postdoctoral research or experience, 3) A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience, 4) Experience obtaining extramural grants and contracts for research. Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on Monday November 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of current and future research, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) a list of at least three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquiries contact Dr. Jason A. Bush, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Biology; 2555 E. San Ramon Ave, M/S SB73, Fresno, CA 93740-8034. Email: jbush@csufresno.edu. Phone: (559) 278-2068; Fax: (559) 278-7922. http://jobs.fresnostate.edu/

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