Faculty Positions

Department of Biology 

Population Geneticist  Assistant Professor  

Seeking applicants with broad training and expertise in population genetics. Specific teaching assignments will include genetics and other courses dependent on the candidate's expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students and pursue the external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort.  Learning outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students. The successful candidate will have access to NSF and NIH funded instrumentation and the forthcoming Jordan Research Center.  For inquires, contact:  Dr. Paul Crosbie, Search Committee Chair; Department of Biology; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue, MS SB 73; Fresno, CA 93740-8034;   E-mail: pcrosbie@csufresno.edu. 

Plant Biologist Assistant Professor  

Seeking a plant biologist with research interests in developmental biology, genomics, metabolic/signaling pathways, regulatory systems, or structure- function relationships. Specific teaching assignments may include courses in the candidate's area of expertise, vascular plants, plant anatomy and systematics and others dependent on the candidate's expertise and department needs. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students and pursue the external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort. The successful candidate will have access to NSF and NIH funded instrumentation and the forthcoming Jordan Research Center. Other resources include the greenhouse complex and herbarium that contain many California native plants.   The successful candidate may establish interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of  Science and Mathematics and with faculty from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the University curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the University and provide academic and professional advice to students. For inquires, contact: Dr. John Constable, Search Committee Chair; Department of Biology; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue, MS SB 73; Fresno, CA 93740-8034;  E-mail: jconstable@csufresno.edu.

Biology Education  Assistant Professor

Seeks applicants for the position in Biology Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, will liaise with area schools to support our science teacher education program, and will develop an active research program in the discipline of biological education, involving undergraduate or graduate students, by preparing grants and contracts relevant to STEM undergraduate education, science teacher preparation and/or professional development of teachers. Specific assignments will depend on Departmental needs. The successful applicant is expected to implement evidence-based best practices in their teaching and to share their knowledge of teaching and assessment techniques with the department. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, curriculum development and redesign, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service.

As a specialist in biological education, the successful applicant will have opportunities to participate in cross-disciplinary educational initiatives at the university as their career progresses. This includes potential participation in a current National Science Foundation funded faculty learning community to redesign lower division biology courses. The candidate may also choose to work closely with educational faculty in chemistry and mathematics in the Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC) to develop and contribute to a new vision and direction for the center. For inquires, contact: Dr. Ulrike Muller, Search Committee Chair; Department of Biology; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue, MS SB 73; Fresno, CA 93740-8034;  E-mail: umuller@csufresno.edu.

Microbiology  Assistant Professor

Seeking a broadly trained microbiologist who will be expected to teach, on a rotational basis, an upper division majors/service course in Microbiology, and an undergraduate and graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Other teaching responsibilities may include one or more courses in Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Virology and/or Immunology but will depend on candidate's expertise and departmental needs. Participation in the Professional Science Master's Degree Program in Biotechnology is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program in a current area of microbiology, e.g. microbial ecology, involving undergraduate and Master's level graduate students, and pursue external funding necessary to maintain a successful research effort. The successful candidate may establish interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of Science and Mathematics or with faculty from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and will have access to NSF and NIH funded instrumentation and the forthcoming Jordan Research Center. Learning outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students.  For inquires, contact: Dr. Jason Bush, Search Committee Chair; Department of Biology; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon Avenue, MS SB 73; Fresno, CA 93740-8034;  E-mail: jbush@csufresno.edu.


Department of Chemistry

Organic Chemistry  Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities primarily in the area of organic chemistry, but may also be asked to teach and contribute to the general chemistry program. The successful candidate 

is expected to develop a productive research program involving undergraduate and M.S. graduate students. Instructional workload is 12 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs) per semester. In the first two years, the Department and College typically reduces the teaching load by 50% per semester to allow new faculty extra start-up time for teaching, scholarly work, research, and other professional development efforts. As faculty members progress through their careers, university statistics show that the average instructional load is typically 9 WTUs per semester, as opposed to the formal expectation of 12, usually achieved through assigned-time funded by the College or University or through external grants. For inquires, contact:  Dr. Joseph Gandler, Search Committee Chair; Department of Chemistry; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon, MS SB 70; Fresno, CA 93740-8034; E-mail: josephg@csufresno.edu.

Chemical Education  Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will be expected to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of students and develop a research program in the area of chemical education, involving undergraduate and graduate students. Specific teaching assignments will depend on department needs, but will likely involve general and introductory chemistry courses. The candidate will be expected to implement evidence based best practices in their teaching of these courses and to share their knowledge of teaching and assessment techniques with the department. The candidate will be responsible for taking a leadership role in department efforts to enhance student success in lower division chemistry courses. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, curriculum development and redesign, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service.  For inquires, contact:  Dr. Eric Person, Search Committee Chair;  Department of Chemistry; California State University, Fresno; 2555 E. San Ramon, MS SB 70; Fresno, CA 93740-8034; E-mail: eperson@csufresno.edu.

Department of Mathematics

Math Education  Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will teach, supervise and advise undergraduate, graduate, and credential students according to departmental needs, conduct scholarly and/or applied research (that also lead to further grants, presentations, and publications), and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction of mathematics and credential courses for pre-service K-12 teachers, and instruction and project advising of students in the Masters of Arts in Mathematics with Teaching Option Program. Involvement in the Science and Mathematics Education Center, an interdisciplinary center that conducts outreach, research and programs related to K-16 science and mathematics education will also be expected. For inquires, contact: Dr. Agnes Tuska, Search Committee Chair; Department of Mathematics; California State University, Fresno; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 108; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; E-mail: agnest@csufresno.edu.

Mathematical Analysis  Assistant Professor

The successful candidate will teach, supervise and advise undergraduate and graduate students according to departmental needs; conduct scholarly research in the area of Analysis resulting in peer-reviewed publications, presentations and external grant submissions; and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities include mathematics courses at both the undergraduate and at the graduate level, and project/thesis advising of students in the Masters of Arts in Mathematics program.  For inquires, contact: Dr. Oscar Vega, Search Committee Chair; Department of Mathematics; California State University, Fresno; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 108; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.4903; E-mail: ovega@csufresno.edu.

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