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Tenure Track Faculty - Mammalian Physiologist

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Tenure Track Faculty - Mammalian Physiologist

Job No: 504515
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

COLLEGE: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

DEPARTMENT: Biological Sciences

POSITION TITLE: Mammalian Physiology


Biological Sciences faculty are active research and pedagogical scholars who emphasize innovative teaching and student success. Faculty work closely with students in small classes, instructional laboratories, advising sessions, and have opportunities for mentoring in their area of expertise. Faculty also nurture strong relationships with community partners, providing bridges for students to engage in internships, service-learning, and off-campus research experiences. The Department has recently moved into a new state-of-the-art science building with molecular biology and imaging resources and a mammalian cell culture facility; the Department is home to an extensive vertebrate teaching collection, but does not have a vertebrate vivarium. Additionally, the College has a growing consortium of faculty pursuing student success and science education research including the Center for Math and Science Success that empowers students to achieve their personal and professional goals through equity-based programs that cultivate life-long learning skills, leadership development, and a sense of belonging. ( The California State University system offers a network of field stations and a marine biological laboratory.


This is a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Mammalian Physiology at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the Fall 2022 semester. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.


  • Teaching lower division, upper division, and graduate level courses in area of expertise. Additional assignments may include the teaching of general education classes and capstone courses, depending on the needs of the Department.

  • Developing a scholarly research program.

  • Providing service to the Department and University.

  • Providing service and/or outreach as part of the University's commitment to community engagement in Sacramento.

  • Academic and career advising and mentorship for diverse students with a variety of experiences and perspectives.


  • Ph.D. in Biology, Physiology, or a related discipline. If ABD, candidates must complete the doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.

  • Prior college teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching excellence.

  • Ability to develop a research program that engages diverse and underrepresented undergraduate and/or Master's degree students and that can be adapted to a comprehensive state university where teaching is the primary focus.


  • Coursework and/or experience teaching human physiology at the college level.

  • Experience teaching a diverse student body using innovative, inclusive teaching strategies that foster success for all students.

  • Experience with and/or potential to provide academic and career advising for Biological Sciences students with a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.

  • Experience engaging and mentoring underrepresented students in the field of Biological Sciences.

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing service to the institution and community.


    For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2021.

    Candidates must submit all of the following documents for their application to be considered:

    1. Cover letter (must specifically address all required and preferred qualifications) (1000 words maximum)

    2. Current CV

    3. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate level transcripts (official copies will be requested upon hiring)

    4. Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Please submit a 2 - 3-page statement describing your contributions to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Your statement should include information about how you personally interpret and understand these issues, previous activities related to these issues, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Sacramento State faculty member.

    5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: Please submit a 2 - 3-page statement describing your philosophy of teaching and learning. In your statement, please include the following: a brief summary of your relevant teaching experience, goals for student learning and related assessment strategies, and how you create a classroom environment that is engaging and inclusive of all students.

    6. Statement of Research Interests: Please submit a 2 - 3-page statement on your proposed program of scholarship at CSU Sacramento. Your statement should address your plans to develop and sustain your program of scholarship, how you will adapt your scholarship to a comprehensive teaching institution, and how you plan to involve undergraduate and graduate students in your program.

    7. Name, telephone number, and email address for three professional references who can comment on the candidate's professional preparation and experience.

    About Sacramento State

    Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

    As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

    To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

    It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

    The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
    The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

    Background Check Disclaimer
    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

    Eligibility Verification
    Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

    Advertised: September 08, 2021 (9:00 AM)
    Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

    To apply, visit

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