Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Genetics) - CSULB            

Job Number: 530800
Position: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Genetics)
Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)

Salary: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated salary for this position is between $7,000 and $7,800 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year) depending on prior experience. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin September 19, 2023. Position is open until filled (or recruitment canceled)

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Required Qualifications:       

  • Ph.D. in the life sciences
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Research experience in genetics
  • A record of research productivity commensurate with experience level
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of biology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing a lab-based externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields through teaching, research, mentoring, and/or outreach
  • Teaching experience at the college level, especially in eukaryotic genetics.
  • Commitment to learning and incorporating pedagogical best practices to create equitable courses that promote student learning
  • Experience working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in genetics, cell and molecular biology, introductory biology, and/or a course in their specialty.
  • 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 research program involving genetics that includes undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students and leads to peer-reviewed publications with student co-authors
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

We have a strong record of graduating underrepresented and underserved students; at CSULB these efforts are supported by an extensive array of federal and state grants to support training of undergraduate and graduate students for research careers.Research facilities include a dedicated research laboratory (BSL2 or lower), and extensive shared molecular, imaging, and computational instrumentation (

CSULB is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The Department of Biological Sciences [] is dedicated to ensuring that our highly diverse graduates are prepared for future success by offering a welcoming and challenging education that includes a rigorous curriculum with high-quality research opportunities. Our students learn to think like scientists, using concept-based knowledge, rather than mastering facts. We value teaching and research as essential components of education; our graduate and undergraduate students engage in research mentored by nearly 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, leading to diverse career outcomes, such as health professions, academia, teaching, industry, and government agencies.

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: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                          

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Research Plan (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Teaching Statement (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application (

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Erika Holland
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

(562) 985-5389 or Email: [email protected]

Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

Dr. Erika Holland
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

(562) 985-5389 or Email: [email protected]


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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

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 or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.