Assistant Professor of Biology (Microbiology) - 2 positions (515747)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full Time Education and Training Public Health

Job Description






THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) 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 12,500 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 800 majors, 50 Master's students, 15 tenure-track faculty and 7 staff. Resources available in the department include an insectary, greenhouse facilities, a natural history collections room and a newly renovated molecular biology core facility that includes next-generation sequencing technologies and a confocal microscope, 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 the Cleary Reserve (, a 174 ha reserve in Napa County is available. The B.S. in Biological Sciences includes a rigorous core sequence in biological sciences, including courses in chemistry, physics, selected mathematics and statistics courses. Within the B.S. degree, students can select a concentration in Physiology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biomedical Lab Sciences, and Forensic Science. Courses for biology majors are offered at the Hayward Hills and Concord campuses as well as at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (, a seven-CSU campus consortium of which Cal State East Bay is a member. Additionally, the department offers a B.A. in Biological Sciences with concentration in Biology Education designed to prepare students careers in secondary science education.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in Microbiology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. We seek dynamic teacher-scholars who can demonstrate sustained commitment to working with diverse student learners, instructional best practices, and the development of a student-centered, externally funded research program in a culturally diverse community. The candidates will be expected to teach existing undergraduate majors' courses including one or more of the following: General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Microbe-Host Interaction, Parasitology, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and Metabolism, Immunology and Virology. In addition, the candidates will be expected to develop upper division undergraduate and Master's-level courses in their area of specialization. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

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

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2023

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biology or related field and postdoctoral experience are required with teaching experience 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 1, 2022 with the position remaining open until filled. Applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate teaching, research and diversity statements, recent publications most pertinent to proposed research program (three maximum), and teaching evaluations if available.

Applicants should submit application materials and arrange to have three letters of letters of recommendation, uploaded directly to Pageup at

Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita. Applicants are strongly encouraged to also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.

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

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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