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Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics of Living Systems or Soft Matter

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Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics of Living Systems or Soft Matter

Effective Date

August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and at least one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.
  • Strong record of experimental research in physical principles and mechanisms of living systems or soft matter physics, supported by peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an externally funded research program involving students and leading to publications.
  • Ability to teach a standard physics curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels including upper division laboratory courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Research focus compatible with current department interests.
  • Significant record of publications.
  • Prior teaching experience at the university level. 
  • Demonstrated potential and commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Evidence of obtaining or having applied for extramural grants.
  • Experience or intent to engage undergraduate majors in research and participate in outreach activities of the department.
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential of successfully working with a diverse student population.



  • Teach courses at all levels from graduate to lower division
  • undergraduate physics as well as physical science courses.
  • Supervise research of undergraduate and graduate students. 
  • Develop and sustain a research program involving students, leading
  • to publications and external grants.
  • Participate in activities that serve the department, 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. 


Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:


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)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Statement of research interests including plans to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research and a short description of equipment needs.  Not to exceed five pages.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.  The statement of teaching philosophy is not the same as the Student Success Statement.  Applicant should contact the e-mail below if any clarification is needed.
  • Strongly encourage three letters of recommendation sent directly by the referees to this email address:
  • Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to:
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Prof. Andreas Bill, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Physics and Astronomy

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9505 

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin December 3rd, 2018

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.