REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in the biological sciences and postdoctoral (or equivalent postgraduate) experience with training and research in the area of bacteriology. Candidates must address their potential teaching effectiveness for courses in microbiology and the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues and with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. The successful candidate will have a solid record of published research commensurate with years since receiving Ph.D. and the ability to develop and sustain an independent research program involving undergraduate and Master’s-level students that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years of postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. The successful candidate will enhance and complement existing programmatic strengths. Desired areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: bacterial ecology, bacterial physiology, and/or bacterial genetics/genomics. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.
DUTIES: The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to instruction in current microbiology courses and to develop new undergraduate and graduate lecture and laboratory courses in the area of their expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of a biology major core molecular/cellular biology course, lower division majors courses, upper division electives, and graduate/advanced undergraduate courses in candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independently funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students. In addition to modest opportunities for internal research funding, there is wide-spread support for the attainment of external research monies. The successful candidate will also participate in activities serving the department, college, university and community.
Applications must include:
A letter of interest
Curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if applicable)
A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)
A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (up to 3 pages)
Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by 11/1/17 to be assured full consideration.
The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the 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.
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California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful lif...e in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.