Assistant Professor of Biology (Integrative Biology)

California State University, East Bay
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time






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, 18 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 a tenure-track position in Integrative Biology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2021. We specifically invite applications from individuals with a strong background in field biology, particularly those who integrate perspectives across one or more biological disciplines and utilize modern molecular techniques in their research and courses. Ideal candidates will have a research focus in the area of population genetics and/or population biology, non-model systems, or emergent disease biology. We seek a dynamic teacher-scholar 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 candidate will be expected to teach existing undergraduate majors’ courses including one or more of the following: Cell and Molecular Biology, Organismal BiologyPopulation Genetics/BiologyMolecular Ecology, Research Methods. In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop upper division undergraduate and Master's-level courses in their area of specialization. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have significant pedagogical training. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching and professional activity, 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, 2021. 


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 Instructions

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Initial screening of applications will begin on September 25, 2020, 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 recommendation, uploaded directly to Interfolio (see

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. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.