Faculty Classification: AY Faculty Status: Tenure-Track Status: Awaiting Approval Department Name: Science & Environmental Policy Degree/Program: B.S. Biology Job Number: FAC2018-306 Priority Screening Date: 12/15/2018 Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is December 15, 2018.
Position Description: The Biology program School of Natural Sciences (SNS) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, of plant pathology, to begin in Fall 2019. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research. The successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty and professional outreach programs that leverage our unique location in California's Salinas Valley, existing connections to the USDA Agricultural Research Service, outstanding grower cooperators, and area community college agriculture programs.
Teach an upper-division plant pathology course and associated lab, teach the plant structure and function portion in the majors biology sequence, and other courses that may include plant physiology, mycology or virology, plant science, environmental biotechnology or microbiology
Employ innovative teaching and learning techniques that engage diverse students through active learning, course-based research, and the appropriate use of technology
Develop and maintain a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduates
Pursue and obtain extramural funding to support an active research program that makes use of and expands CSUMB's agricultural connections and assets in the Monterey Bay/Salinas Valley region
Sustain scholarly research in plant pathology leading to publications and professional visibility
Contribute to the development of curriculum and courses to support the Biology major, as well as a possible future plant science concentration in biology and a proposed Agricultural Crop and Soil Science program
Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Biology, Microbiology, Plant Science, or related field at time of hire
Commitment to and experience in teaching undergraduates
Expertise in plant pathology, particularly the use of molecular diagnostics
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated expertise in plant pathology. Expertise in diseases of specialty crops, microbial ecology, and/or metagenomics are a plus
Research interests that leverage CSUMBs ideal location in Californias Salinas Valley, the salad bowl of the world
Research and teaching interests and expertise that complement and strengthen those of existing faculty in the department
Strong interest in teaching an upper division course in plant pathology, as well as courses in plant biology, microbiology, and other agriculture related topics
Interest in mentoring undergraduate student research and/or internships
Strong interest in contributing to lower division biology education as well as specialty upper division courses.
Demonstrated experience with course and curriculum development
Proven ability and desire to mentor and teach students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds
Record of external funding and writing grant proposals
Demonstrated leadership skills
Other Related Information: California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the culturally and linguistically diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically underserved, and low-income populations. The School of Natural Sciences at CSUMB offers B.S. degrees in Biology, Environmental Science, Technology and Policy, and Marine Science, a B.A. in Environmental Studies and graduate programs in Marine Science and Environmental Science. These programs all emphasize the critical thinking and technical skills necessary to train students in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural workforce, succeed in high level graduate programs in the biosciences, and solve complex environmental problems. Additional information about our rigorous and highly successful interdisciplinary program can be found at http://csumb.edu/naturalsciences.
Special Conditions of Employment: 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 as a condition of employment.
The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Educations Family Educational Rights and Privacy and Californias Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
For full consideration, submit: a) an application, b) curriculum vitae c) cover letter, d) narrative describing experience and approaches to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, e) research statement and f) a list of references that can speak to teaching and research expertise by the priority screening date listed above. All prospective applicants must apply on-line at: https://csumb.edu/up/prospective-employees
Application submissions received after the priority screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.
California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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