Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0100
Posting Period

Applications are due by September 22nd, when review will begin. Complete applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis
Class Title Instructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade 3 or 4
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Department Biological Sciences
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-Time
Shift Varies
Pay Plan Academic Year
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Biological Sciences is searching for a tenure track assistant or associate professor to start August 2018. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. The successful candidate must embrace a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Position is contingent on funding.

Recruitment ID# FA0100

California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success. Position is contingent on funding.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field, with a specialization in Microbial Pathogenesis. A demonstrated ability or potential to establish externally funded research, a record of publication, a strong interest in teaching excellence and enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduates as well as graduate students in research are also required. The successful candidate must embrace a commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching duties include upper division lecture and laboratory course in major’s microbiology, as well as participation in lecture and laboratory instruction ranging from lower-division to graduate courses. Scholarship duties include developing an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates will receive research space, startup funds and release time in the first two years of the appointment to help establish their research program. Service duties include advising of microbiology and biology majors, and committee work.

Recruitment Preferences

Postdoctoral experience and additional expertise in areas of specialty, as well as evidence of teaching proficiency. Candidates who can collaborate with current faculty in microbiology, cell biology, genetics, immunology and biochemistry, are especially sought, as are candidates with research expertise to help run and upgrade research/teaching facilities in microbiology or molecular biology.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Letters of recommendation and job-related questions should be directed to:
Gordon Wolfe, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515

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CSU, Chico is an EOE/M/F/VET/DIS Employer

The person holding this position is considered a “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 as a condition of employment.


CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The Department of Biological Sciences includes 16 full-time faculty, 25 master’s students, and 500 undergraduate biology majors with options in cell & molecular biology; ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; or plant biology, as well as 90 microbiology majors in general or clinical lab microbiology. Department programs are enhanced by diverse laboratory and field facilities, the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve; Butte Creek Ecological Preserve, the CSU Chico Vertebrate Museum, a stockroom; and greenhouses. The Department has five very active student clubs. Full information is available on the Biology Department Website . The College of Natural Sciences has further resources including biochemistry faculty with expertise in microbial proteomics and physiology.

California State University, Chico is one of the first campuses in the nation to sign a long-range commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become “climate neutral” in its effect on the environment.
The commitment to sustainable policies and practices provides us the opportunity to integrate this into our educational and scholarly activities.

You can receive detailed information about the University by viewing this site.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – view information at Sustainability at CSU, Chico on this site.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The University 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.

Posting Details

Open Date 08/23/2017
Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Complete Set of Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)
  3. Cover Letter including a statement about the role of diversity and inclusion in higher education
  4. Example publications (copies)
Optional Documents
  1. REQUIRED - 3 Letters of Recommendation must be submitted to Committee Chair (see posting for address) in order for application to be considered complete