California State University, Dominguez Hills: Assistant Professor of Biology, Animal Physiology

The Department of Biology at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Academic Year Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology, with the appointment starting in Fall 2020.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values

Department Marketing Statement

The Biology Program at CSU Dominguez Hills is designed to provide students with intensive, progressive, and balanced learning experiences in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, population and community biology, and environmental science. In Fall 2020, the biology department will move into the new Science and Innovation building. This building provides new facilities, such as an instructional museum, for innovative teaching practices, and will house equipment for computational and molecular work, including an Illumina MiSeq.

Our students have excelled as they pursue diverse career tracks. Our pre-health students have been admitted to top graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary science. Students interested in research have presented at regional and national conferences as undergraduates, attended summer research programs, and matriculated to Ph.D. programs at R1 universities nationwide. Students interested in teaching have received numerous fellowships and scholarships supporting their undergraduate & graduate education and teaching credential.

Many faculty in the biology department are using data-driven pedagogical methods including active learning, flipped classrooms, and team-based approaches. CSUDH has multiple specially-designed classrooms to facilitate these activities. The typical class size allows for individualized interactions and active discussions, and we encourage authentic research projects as part of the classroom experience. There is active collaboration with the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) to innovate K-16 education.

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The Position

We seek a faculty member who can both teach and conduct research effectively with undergraduates and Master's students. This position requires the establishment of an active and externally-funded research program, which may include funding from CSUPERB (CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology) and/or COAST (CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology), as well as other state-wide and national funding organizations (i.e., NIH, NSF, DOE). The faculty member will be expected to serve the university and community.


We are specifically seeking an Animal Physiologist, who does research on vertebrate or invertebrate systems, at any level of organization. This faculty member is expected to teach upper-division animal physiology, as well as lower division, general education, and other upper division courses (potentially including new courses) in their specialty.

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred /Desired Qualifications

Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

How To Apply

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in October 1, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than September 30, 2019 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at

Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at and submit the following in a single pdf file:

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

*Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

Applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee to submit 3 letters of recommendation, directly to the email address of [email protected] or mailed directly to:
Chair, Department of Biology
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, NSM A-143
Carson, CA 90747

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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last updated 22-Aug-2019