Department of Biological Sciences
POSITION: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Systems Biologist
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in biology, computational biology, or a related field is required, with a minimum of one year of relevant post-doctoral experience. The applicant must possess scholarly and professional competence as demonstrated by a record of research publications.
We seek an individual who performs cutting edge research in systems biology. Areas of expertise could include: modeling cellular signaling and transcriptional regulation; analysis of genetic networks and pathways; functional proteomics and genomics; and/or mathematical and computational modeling of complex traits and diseases. The applicant must have demonstrated potential for effective teaching of lower and upper division undergraduate core courses and graduate courses in systems biology and related fields, with high academic standards using a variety of methodologies. The applicant must be interested in mentoring and working closely with undergraduate and Master’s program graduate students both in the classroom and in research. The applicant must be willing to participate actively in curriculum development and to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary department and college. The applicant must be supported by three strong, positive letters of recommendation. The applicant must have demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to individuals with college level teaching experience in systems biology. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated potential for securing external grant support. Preference will be given to candidates that use genomic, bioinformatic, and/or computational approaches to investigate fundamental complex problems in the biomedical sciences.
DUTIES: The selected candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise, provide academic advisement to students, participate in program development, and develop a productive, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students. The selected candidate is also expected to participate in committee service for the Department, College of Natural and Social Sciences, and the University.
SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:
Search Committee – Systems Biologist
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8201
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