Assistant Professor of Biology (Biology Education) (501374)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
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Job Description






THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master's degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences offers B.S., B.A., and Master's degree programs as well as a Biotechnology Certificate program. The department has approximately 720 majors, 45 Master's students, 17 tenure-track faculty and 6 staff. Resources available in the department include an insectary, greenhouse facilities, a natural history collections room and a newly renovated molecular biology research facility that includes a confocal microscope, next-generation DNA sequencing capabilities, cell culture facility, and a BSL-2 laboratory. In addition, access to a new, shared IACUC-approved small animal care facility housed within the College of Science and Cleary Reserve ( , a 174 ha reserve (elevation 300-600m) in Napa County is available. The B.S. in Biological Sciences includes a rigorous core sequence in biological sciences, as well as courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, and statistics. Students can choose between a B.S. degree, with concentrations in Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Forensic Science, Microbiology and Biomedical Lab Sciences, or Physiology; or the B.A., with a concentration in Biology Education (designed to prepare students careers in secondary science education). Courses for biology majors are currently offered only at the Hayward and Online campuses. Cal State East Bay students may also take select courses at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (, a seven-CSU campus consortium of which Cal State East Bay is a member. For more information, visit our website at:

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in discipline-based education research in biology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2021. We specifically encourage applications from individuals with research interests including but not limited to instructional pedagogy, methods of classroom assessment, and/or educational technology at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in biology, and who will develop a student-centered, externally funded research program in a culturally diverse community. The candidate should be a dynamic teacher-scholar who employs innovative, evidence-based teaching practices and has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Further, we seek a candidate who will demonstrate experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom, and show a willingness to examine and refine instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support various groups of marginalized students. The candidate will be expected to teach existing undergraduate majors' courses including but not limited to introductory biology for majors as well as lower and upper division courses in their area of specialization. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can teach an upper division or graduate level course(s) in biological data analysis using R and other software packages, and/or other major undergraduate-level or graduate-level organismal courses that would complement the department's existing repertoire offerings. It is also expected that the individual hired in this position will help to support and grow the department's Biology Education undergraduate major concentration. Given the nature of the position, we envision the ideal candidate will be collaborative-minded as it pertains to teaching, research and advising responsibilities. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required with teaching experience at the college/university level preferred.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience and subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required with teaching experience at the college/university level preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University's program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Initial screening of applications will begin on August 18, 2021 with the position remaining open until filled. Complete applications will include the following items directly uploaded to Page Up (see "Apply Now"):

1. Cover Letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae;
3. Teaching Statement;
4. Research Statement;
5. Diversity Statement (where you address how you have and/or plan to engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising);
6. Recent Publications (most pertinent to the proposed research program; three maximum);
7. Summary of Teaching Evaluations (if available);
8. Three Letters of Recommendation

Please direct inquiries to the Chair of the Search Committee, Erica Wildy, at or (510) 885-3471.

CSUEB, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to the principles of diversity in employment. Also, please note, California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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