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Assistant Professor, Physiology

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Department of Biological Sciences

College of Natural & Social Sciences

Assistant Professor, Physiology


Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor, Physiology

Starting Date:

August, 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biology, Physiology or other closely-related fields from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
2) Evidence of at least one academic year of post-doctoral experience by the date of appointment.
3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
4) Documented record of scholarship and of research publications in any area of physiology.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of successful teaching experience in human or comparative physiology, at the undergraduate or graduate level.
2) Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: human physiology; neurobiology; comparative physiology; environmental physiology; or a taxon-specific area of vertebrate physiology, such as mammalogy or herpetology.
3) Evidence of working closely with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, both in the classroom and in collaborative research.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The selected candidate may be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory biology; human anatomy and physiology; comparative or environmental physiology; and/or neurobiology, depending on disciplinary expertise. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students in published research. The applicant must be willing to participate actively in course and curriculum development, with the opportunity to create courses in his/her area of expertise, and to develop and strengthen partnerships with the surrounding community.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below: 
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A statement of research plans.
4) A statement of teaching experience and philosophy.
5) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
6) A list of three professional references.
7) A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit: 
1) Official transcripts.
2) Three current letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected]. Please type “Biological Sciences Physiologist Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Dr. Patrick Krug) at: [email protected] or 323-343-2076.

Note: 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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.







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Job No:
Posted: 8/8/2018
Application Due: 10/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.