Assistant/Associate Professor of Biological Science

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

ID: 7071334
Posted: October 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Position

We seek a candidate with a strong research background in animal physiology and clear potential and commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program related to any area of animal physiology and involve undergraduate and Master’s students in their research. Teaching responsibilities will include supervision of, and curriculum development for, physiology laboratory courses that serve non-major allied health majors (e.g., kinesiology, human health) and an upper-division lab-based majors’ course in mammalian/human physiology. Teaching opportunities may also include other majors’ courses including an upper-division comparative animal physiology course and upper-division or graduate-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Preference will be given to those with relevant teaching experience using student-centered learning approaches.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join the transdisciplinary Centers for Applied Biotechnology Studies (CABS,, Catalyst (, Computational and Applied Mathematics (CCAM,, or Desert Studies Center (

The position is tenure-track and will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must have:

A strong background in physiology and a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline from an accredited university;
Relevant postdoctoral or other postgraduate experience (two years preferred) that demonstrates the ability to develop a funded, independent research program in the area of animal physiology;
A demonstrated potential for maintaining an active, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students;
A strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and Master’s level, using student-centered, active-learning, and inquiry-based approaches;
The ability to teach introductory and intermediate biology courses, lower and upper-division physiology courses, and upper-division or graduate-level courses in the candidate's area of expertise;
A demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse student populations and ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse campus community.


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