Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology

Institution
California State University Long Beach
Location
Long Beach, California
Closing Date
Review of applications will begin 16 October 2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist, with a preference for someone with expertise in ornithology or herpetology. All areas of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate in teaching courses in statistics.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The successful candidate will teach courses in organismal and quantitative biology and the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program in Vertebrate Biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students, and participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences with training and postdoctoral research experience in Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology;
  • A record of research productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in vertebrate biology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong field-based research program that includes a cutting-edge technological or quantitative component;
  • At least one year of postdoctoral experience;
  • A record of extramural research support;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in ornithology or herpetology as well as vertebrate zoology and statistics;
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.

See web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2492/index.html for more information about this position.

To Apply:

The following documentation is required:

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to VertBioSearch@csulb.edu
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Application submission as a single PDF should be sent to VertBioSearch@csulb.edu.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Dessie Underwood, Search Committee Co-Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502
(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail: VertBioSearch@csulb.edu

 

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