Assistant Professor- 2021-005
Effective Date: Fall 2021
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks applications for a tenure-track
position at the level of Assistant Professor position in discipline-based educational
research in biological sciences, biochemistry, or chemistry. The position will reside
in either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry and be affiliated with the Center for Research and Engagement in STEM
Education. This position is part of a Diversity and Equity Cluster Hire Initiative
that seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as
role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to
the academic success of a diverse student population. Candidates can demonstrate their
commitment to diversity and equity through their teaching or research and creative
activity or service. This could be demonstrated, for instance, through the development
and teaching of chemistry/biology curricula that advance racial and social justice
drawing from their engagement with communities of color, or [and] research and creative
activities focused on assessing the achievement gaps in STEM.
The Department of Biological Sciences currently offers a B.S. in Biological Sciences with four areas of concentration, including general, ecology, molecular and cellular biology, and physiology, and an M.S. in Biological Science, as well as an interdisciplinary B.S. in Biotechnology. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers ACS certified degrees at the Bachelor’s level, including a B.S. in Chemistry with options in Chemistry or in Chemistry Education and a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as an M.S. in Chemistry.
This position is part of CSUSM’s inaugural Diversity and Equity Cluster Hire Initiative. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to the academic success of our students. Candidates can demonstrate their commitment to diversity and equity through their teaching or research and creative activity or service.
Applicants must satisfy one or more of the following:
Preference will be given to applicants with:
Review of applications will begin January 20, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to https://csm.submittable.com/submit.
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 named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.
California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.
The person holding this position is considered a limited 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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.