Natural Sciences (500703 - Cell Biologist)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fresno
  • Fresno, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description


California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Biology

Title: Cell Biologist - Assistant Professor

Rank: Assistant Professor

Status: Tenure Track

Start: Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Position:

The Department of Biology is searching for a faculty member to teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research and engage in service-related activities. The successful candidate should be broadly trained, preferably with expertise in signal transduction or cellular systems or cell dynamics, and will be expected to teach upper-division majors courses in Cell Biology and undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of specialty. Other teaching responsibilities will be dependent upon the expertise of the candidate.

The applicant will be expected to build an interdisciplinary research program focused on important questions currently being addressed in any biological field of study (e.g., development, disease, neurobiology, physiology, organismal biology, plant biology, etc.).

Possible areas of specialization for the position include, but are not limited to, stem cell systems, immunotherapies, interests in translational research using animal models, tissue regeneration, neuronal signaling, organelle dynamics and intracellular communication, and molecular biology therapies. Specific teaching assignments will depend on the candidate's expertise and departmental needs. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students.

Our Students:

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education:

1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Cell Biology or a closely related field from an accredited (or equivalent) institution.

Required Experience:

1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
2. Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
3. Demonstration of grant writing or scholarly activity at the university level.
4. Evidence of teaching preparedness.

Preferred Experience:

1. Successful college teaching experience.
2. Postdoctoral research or experience.
3. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate's experience
4. Success in obtaining extramural grants and/or contracts for research.

Application Procedures: The review of applications will begin on 10/1/2021. Submission by this date will ensure the best consideration. If it chooses, the committee may review applications submitted after this date. This position automatically closes May 1, 2022.

Apply online at:

Attach the following:

1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching
4. Statement of research
5. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
6. Names and contact information of five (5) professional references

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit the following within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.

1. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date.)
2. Official transcripts

Search Chair:

Dr. David Lent
Department of Biology

About the Department and College:

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 18 tenure/tenure-track faculty with research strengths in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, cellular and developmental biology, neurobiology, and microbiology, with whom the successful candidate may collaborate. In addition, a cell biologist could develop interdisciplinary collaborations with biochemistry, mathematics and computer science faculty within the college. The College of Science and Mathematics is dedicated to the holistic preparation of the next generation of scientists and mathematicians for vital and diverse careers in STEM using innovative High Impact Practices. The College provides an environment in which faculty can develop and sustain high-quality research programs and meaningfully contribute to new knowledge in collaboration with students. The aim is to serve the community and the regional industry as an objective source for science education, literacy and solution generation to challenges.

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: The campus is ranked 24 th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3 rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41 st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

Other Campus Information:

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Closing Date/Time: May 1, 2022

Job Address

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