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Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology

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Assistant Professor of Molecular Virology

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Virology or a related Life Science discipline with postdoctoral research experience using a broad range of molecular approaches to studying viruses of eukaryotes or prokaryotes;
  • A record of research productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of virology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience in molecular virology;
  • A record of extramural research support;
  • Prior teaching experience at the college level;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses spanning different levels of the biology curriculum;
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.



  • Develop and teach courses in virology and contribute to teaching cell/molecular and microbiology core courses and graduate seminars.
  • Develop and sustain an independent externally funded research program in molecular virology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students and leads to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. 


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.


Application submission as a single PDF to is preferred.


Requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Mason Zhang, Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Biological Sciences

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9502


(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail:


Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin October 16, 2017

 Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)



A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.



CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.