Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Assistant Professor in Biology (Environmental
Effective Date of Appointment:
August 18, 2022
( Subject to Budgetary Approval)
About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002
as the newest campus in the California State University system.
Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of
the premier public universities, not only in the California State
University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News &
World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its
2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also
ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility
Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most
Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in
critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global
society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to
more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address
students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University
is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social
justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are
motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track
body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9%
Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to
furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to
enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from
all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where
colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience,
California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate
and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across
disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential
and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and
CSUCI’s Commitment to You
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense
of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated
to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and
sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement
in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The Biology Program at CSUCI prepares students for the next step in
their careers: to educate and train the next generation of
biological scientists and medical professionals.The Biology Program
promotes the teaching of fundamental and unifying concepts
integrated with the practice of analysis and discovery.
Faculty-driven original research programs are an essential part of
our department’s mission by providing valuable research
opportunities for undergraduate students. Biology faculty are
expected to maintain an inclusive research program and to remain
active in the scientific community. Many Biology faculty conduct
research in nearby environmental areas including Santa Rosa Island
where CSUCI has a research station.
About the Position:
The Biology Program at CSUCI invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Microbiology at the
rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant should be
able to contribute to the department’s core course offerings, teach
Medical Microbiology with lab and develop upper level courses in
their specialty which may include General Microbiology,
Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Physiology and/or
Bioremediation. The successful candidate will establish an
undergraduate-based research program in Environmental Microbiology.
A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field and postdoctoral
experience are required. All members of the faculty are expected to
assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance of
the institution through service to the program, serving on
campus-wide committees and by promoting a learning environment
supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field.
Required Qualifications :
Preferred Qualifications :
- Evidence of the ability to establish an active,
undergraduate-based research program in Environmental
- Teaching experience at the college/university level.
- Evidence of on-going scholarly activities.
- Evidence of the ability to teach core courses in Biology,
Medical Microbiology, and upper-division courses in Environmental
Microbiology at an undergraduate institution.
- Evidence of the ability to assume an active collegial role in
service to the Biology Program and the University.
- Postdoctoral experience.
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of
how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with
special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian,
and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Experience teaching Environmental Microbiology or Medical
- A record of effective teaching
- Experience mentoring undergraduate students
- Contribute to the departments core course offerings
- Teach Medical Microbiology with lab
- Develop upper level courses in area of specialty
- Establish an undergraduate-based research program in
- Assume an active collegial role in the planning and governance
of the Biology Program and the University through service on
- Promote a learning environment supportive of individuals from
Screening of applications will begin 10/1/2021
will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline;
however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
- A letter of application
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and email addresses of three references
- 3 letters of recommendation (Your referees will be contacted to
upload the letters in our system).
- A research statement
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working
with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and
American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and
interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx,
Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and
American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested
to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The
University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S.
citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services to work in the United States.
The person holding this position may be 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
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
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation,
genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran
status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth
in CSU Executive Order 1096
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with
disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at
July 22, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight