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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Molecular Microbiologist)

Effective Date

August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in the Life Sciences with postdoctoral research experience in molecular microbiology. A record of research productivity. Potential for effective teaching of virology and other courses in the biological sciences curriculum. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

Two years or more of postdoctoral research experience. Research experience in and/or potential to study eukaryotic/prokaryotic viruses. A record of extramural research support. Teaching experience at the college level especially in virology and molecular biology. Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.



Contribute to our efforts to diversify the scientific workforce by effectively training students both inside and outside the classroom. Develop and sustain an independent externally funded (BSL2 or lower) research program using molecular tools that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students and leads to peer-reviewed publications. Develop and teach courses in virology and contribute to teaching cell/molecular and microbiology core courses and graduate seminars. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. 



CSULB has an extensive array of federal and state grants to support training of undergraduate and graduate students, particularly underrepresented students, for research careers.


Facilities include a dedicated research laboratory (BSL2 or lower), extensive shared molecular, imaging, and High Performance Computer ( instrumentation and facilities ( and access to the Institute for Integrated Research on Materials, Environment and Society (IIRMES;


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, first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and 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)
  • Research Interests Statement
  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Reprints of three representative publications
  • Copy of transcript (unofficial accepted) from institution awarding highest degree
  • Three current, confidential letters of recommendation emailed 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 MolecMicro@csulb.eduis preferred. Requests for information should be addressed to:


Dr. Brian Livingston, Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Biological Sciences

Re: Molecular Microbiology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-9502

562-985-4806 or

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 1, 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.