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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Quantitative Ecology)

Effective Date

August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and postdoctoral experience.
  • Record of peer-reviewed published research in ecology.
  • Demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an externally funded research program that involves students.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in biostatistics and ecology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years or more of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying classical and modern statistical and modeling approaches in an ecological context.
  • Record of extramural research support.
  • Prior mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Prior effective teaching of courses in quantitative biology and ecology or evolution at the college level.
  • Record of working successfully to increase the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.



Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biostatistics, ecology, and related subjects. Develop and sustain active, externally funded research program that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students that results in scientific presentations and publications. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.



Facilities include a dedicated research laboratory, and access to a diverse array of shared equipment in the Department of Biological Sciences and the CSULB Institute for Integrated Research on Materials, Environment and Society (IIRMES), and a university-supported High Performance Computing environment. Biological Sciences also has several 4-wheel drive vehicles for general research use; rooftop greenhouses specialized for temperate (1360 ft2), tropical (1360 ft2), and arid (720 ft2) conditions; a fleet of small boats that includes a 26’ Parker, 22’ Twin Vee, and 18’ Boston Whaler; an American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS) scientific diving program; access to the R/V Yellowfin, a 76’ research vessel; two temperature-controlled recirculating seawater systems with mechanical and biological filtration and UV sterilization (6,000- and 8,000-L); curated biological collections that include some 55,000 preserved diatoms, plants, macroinvertebrates, fish, birds, and mammals; and access to a variety of biological field stations and marine laboratories across the state. Student training in research is supported by a variety of state- and federally-funded programs that include Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD), Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), and Bridges to the Baccalaureate.


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 addressing the above qualifications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Reprints of three representative publications
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript


Application submission as a single PDF document to is preferred. Requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Bengt Allen, Search Committee Co-Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Biological Sciences

RE: Quantitative Ecology Search

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9502


(562) 985-7553 or

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 1, 2018

Position open 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.