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Search for Tenure Track Faculty Position in Microbiology

Search for Tenure Track Faculty Position in Microbiology

Assistant Professor in Microbiology San Francisco State University, Department of Biology offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbiology, with an emphasis in Virology and/or Immunology, beginning August 2019.

We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include contemporary molecular approaches to investigate a variety of topics including pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions, virology, immunology, virome/microbiome or proteomics. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants must be committed to developing an externally funded research program and contribute to both undergraduate and M.S. graduate programs through teaching and mentorship of student research. Major teaching responsibilities would include upper division microbiology and virology courses for majors, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

The Department of Biology is home to over 1600 undergraduates, 200 master’s students, and 40 tenure/tenure-track faculty. The Department has a reputation for actively engaging students from diverse backgrounds in educational pursuits and scientific discovery. The Department provides excellent undergraduate and master graduate education to a highly diverse student population and is equipped with multiple state-of-the art core facilities including the Cell and Molecular Imaging Center (CMIC), the Genomics Transcriptomics Analysis Core (GTAC), the Mass Spectrometry Facility, and the Electron Microscopy facility to support research and teaching. San Francisco State University is one of the most diverse academic institutions in the country, with 6% African American, 33% Latino, 30% Asian, and 24% White (non-Latino) students. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom and laboratory

Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus

Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

Serving the University communities and broadening student and faculty participation in community engagement.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in a related field are required. Candidates must have an active record of research related to their specialty area as well as evidence of the potential for external funding of these activities. Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching an upper division course in microbiology, virology or other related course for majors is highly desired, as is experience and excitement about teaching and mentoring students from under-represented backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who have contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines and workforce development.

The position requires teaching upper division courses Microbiology, Virology and other related graduate and undergraduate courses. It also requires mentoring and advising undergraduate and master’s level students, developing an active externally funded research program in the candidate’s area of specialty, as well as ongoing committee and service assignments.   

Rank and salary:
Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:
Please submit the following materials online to

Academic Jobs Online by November 2, 2018 (review of applications will continue until the position is filled):

1) letter of intent/interest; 2) current CV; 3) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Biology Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 4) teaching statement; 5) research statement; 6) representative sample of published papers; 7) contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date). A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU. SFSU is a comprehensive, urban university that serves the ethnically diverse San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco is also known for its exceptional access to the arts, museums, diversity, and countless protected natural areas both within and surrounding the city and known internationally as a center of bio-innovation. SFSU and the Department of Biology are committed to a diverse professoriate that includes women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.