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Assistant Professor, Biology (Urban Ecologist)

Employer
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 24, 2023


Assistant Professor, Biology (Urban Ecologist)

Job No: 528127
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology (Urban Ecologist)

College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences

Position Description

The Department of Biology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Position

We seek a faculty member who can both teach and conduct research effectively with undergraduates and Master's students. The position requires the establishment of an active and externally-funded research program, which may include funding from CSU-wide consortia as well as other state-wide and national funding organizations (i.e., NIH, NSF, DOE). The faculty member will be expected to serve the university and community.

We are seeking an Urban Ecologist who does research on ecological processes in human-dominated systems. This faculty member is expected to teach an upper-division Ecology course, as well as lower division, general education, and other upper division courses (potentially including new courses) in their specialty.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must have experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field.
  • Scholarly and professional competence in the field of urban ecology as demonstrated by a record of research publications and / or grant funding

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant postdoctoral experience
  • A successful track record of mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment

  • How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

    Application Deadline Date:

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than October 1, 2023:
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***
  • A Statement on Teaching (2 pages maximum)
  • A Statement on Research (2 pages maximum)
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)

  • *Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    ***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Dr. Terry McGlynn

    Search Committee Chair

    tmcglynn@csudh.edu

    Department of Biology

    The Depratment of Biology at CSU Dominguez Hills is designed to provide students with intensive, progressive, and balanced learning experiences in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, population and community biology, and environmental science. In Fall 2020, the biology department moved into the new Science and Innovation building. This building provides new facilities, such as an instructional museum, for innovative teaching practices, and houses equipment for computational and molecular work, including an Illumina MiSeq.

    Our students have excelled as they pursue diverse career tracks. Our pre-health students have been admitted to top graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. Students interested in research have presented at regional and national conferences as undergraduates, attended summer research programs, and matriculated to Ph.D. programs at R1 universities nationwide. Students interested in teaching have received numerous fellowships and scholarships supporting their undergraduate & graduate education and teaching credential.

    Many faculty in the biology department are using evidence-based teaching practices including active learning, flipped classrooms, and team-based approaches. CSUDH has multiple specially-designed classrooms to facilitate these activities. The typical class size is small (<50 students) and allows for individualized interactions and active discussions. We encourage authentic research projects as part of the classroom experience. There is active collaboration with the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) to innovate K-16 education.

    For more information: Department of Biology

    Additional Information

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,667 to $6,917. This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/benefits/.

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to hrm@csudh.edu.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free


    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/528127/assistant-professor-biology-urban-ecologist



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