California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Biotechnology

The Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Biotechnology, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. A Ph.D. in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related science discipline or a related science discipline is required. In addition, Postdoctoral experience, demonstrated potential to establish an independent and active research program with students and a demonstrated potential to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are required. Previous teaching experience, experience or familiarity with teaching techniques that promote equitable student learning and evidence of conducting scholarly research activities involving students are preferred. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master's students. Teaching responsibilities will include courses with a focus in innovations in Biotechnology. Other teaching responsibilities may include introductory biology, genetics, cell & molecular biology, microbiology, molecular biology techniques or specialty courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master's level students. The candidate's area of specialty is open to agriculture, bioengineering, biofuels and renewable energy, biomedical applications, genetic engineering, or any other research area within the broad umbrella of biotechnology. The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive Master's university with a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. Applicants should submit:

  1. Cover letter that describes how the candidate's teaching and research experience have prepared the applicant to meet the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. 1-page student success statement about the candidate's teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population
  5. 2-page max proposed plan of research
  6. Three representative publication reprints
  7. The names and contact information of five references
  8. Completed University application form.

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2019

Full position description and application procedure:

Inquiries can be made to Chair, Biotechnology Search Committee, Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768 or to Official transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all semifinalists. For further information, visit the Department web site at:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Last updated: 2019-11-24