Position: Assistant Professor of Biology
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Job#: 23/24 NSME 01
Available: Fall 2023
Department of Biology
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20 BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Application Deadline: November 15, 2022
University Background: CSU Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is a
regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin
Valley of California. CSU Bakersfield's service area covers nearly
25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically
diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSU Bakersfield is the
only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile
radius. Due to this, CSU Bakersfield has a vital role in
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region.
The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way's #5
Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly's #13 Best
Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master's
University (2022), Best Value Schools' #21 Most Affordable 4-Year
Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report's #25 Top Public
School in the West (2022).
CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400
graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSU
Bakersfield's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are
African-American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are
American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are
multiracial. CSU Bakersfield is a federally designated Hispanic
Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Biology within the
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at CSU
Bakersfield is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and
diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
School Information: The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics,
and Engineering currently houses seven departments. Visit the web
page at http://www.csub.edu/nsme/
additional information about the School's programs and the
Department Information: The Department of Biology currently has
twelve tenure-track faculty and over 800 active biology major
students. The department is strongly involved in general education
and service courses for related majors.
Position Description: We invite applicants for a tenure track
position in Biology at the level of Assistant Professor. We are
looking for a Microbiologist. Our curriculum broadly covers biology
and candidates will teach courses that may include topics in
support of general education and undergraduate and graduate-level
courses in biology. Specific teaching assignments will be based on
department needs and the successful candidate's area of expertise.
A successful candidate must be capable of developing externally
funded research that includes both undergraduate and graduate
students (M.S. Biology).
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Ph.D. in Biology
• Experience in teaching courses in related areas of
• Evidence of potential to conduct independent research in area of
expertise and mentor students in research.
• Commitment to a quality undergraduate liberal arts education and
a biology program that emphasizes student research projects
involving problem solving, data analysis, and writing.
• See above
• In application materials, please include a statement of
contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement
should include information on how the applicant currently or will
potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their
teaching, research and service at CSU Bakersfield.
• A letter of application
• Curriculum vitae
• Copies of transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation
• A written description of teaching philosophy
• A written description of research plans
All materials should be sent to the contact and location as stated
above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSUB
offers a generous benefit package (e.g. excellent health, dental,
vision, and retirement benefits).
Background Check: A background check (including a 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.
Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a
"mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.