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California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Position Number: 1700363
  • Location: Seaside, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Population Genetics

Faculty Classification: AY
Faculty Status: Tenure-Track
Status: Open Until Filled
Department Name: Biology & Chemistry
Degree/Program: B.S. Biology
Job Number: FAC2019-335
Priority Screening Date: 01/20/2020
Recruitment Status: Apply now! Priority screening date is January 20, 2020.

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.

The Department of Biology and Chemistry in the College of Science at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks an evolutionary biologist with expertise in population genetics and strong computational skills to fill a tenure track assistant professor position. The applicant should be a dedicated teacher capable of successfully involving undergraduates in research. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to develop undergraduate curricula, professional outreach programs, and extramural research or programmatic funding. Additional information on the College and Biology Department can be found at, the university and its vision at, and our exceptional undergraduate research program at

  • Teach upper division evolutionary biology & population genetics
  • Develop and teach upper division advanced evolutionary biology course (e.g. bioinformatics, systems biology, molecular ecology or a new upper division course in genomics or other computationally intensive branch of biology)
  • Develop and maintain a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduates
  • Occasionally teach genetics or help with lower division instruction
  • Contribute to the development of this growing department

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in biology or related field by the time of appointment
  • Expertise in Evolutionary Biology
  • Expertise in Population Genetics
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualification:
  • Expertise in a computationally intensive field of study that can be applied to projects suitable for the undergraduate research environment
  • Experience mentoring student research and/or internships
  • Desire and ability to teach and mentor students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds
  • A record of writing successful proposals for extramural funding
  • Experience with course and curriculum development

Other Related Information:

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).

Compensation and Benefits:




How to Apply:
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All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


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