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cell and molecular biology

Cell and Molecular Biologist

California State University San Marcos seeks a Molecular Biologist with emphasis on cell structure and function for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning in Fall 2012 (contingent upon funding).

Minimum Qualifications

Applications must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the biological/biochemical sciences with training and research in cell and molecular biology. Post-doctoral research experience and some type of previous teaching experience are required.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and should have a deomonstrated ability or potential to effectively instruct undergraduate and graduate students.


He/she will develop an externally funded, independent research program involving CSUSM undergraduate and Master's students. Teaching duties may include some combination of:  a lower-division cell and molecular biology course, upper-division Molecular/Cell Biology and/or genetics course, advanced undergraduate/Master's-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise, and upper division general education courses.


Applications must include:

  • Completed Faculty Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Reprints of three representative publications
  • Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work
  • Three letters of recommendation

Submit all of your application materials to:  The subject of your e-mail should be:  Your Last name - Application for BIOL Search (Smith - Application for BIOL Search).

Direct any inquires to:
Betsy Read, Ph.D.,

A review of applications will begin on December 1, 2011; however, the position will be open until filled.

California State university San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status.  The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaboraive on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit for more information.