Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Microbiology - Tenure-Track, Biological Sciences

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Microbiology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Stanislaus State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Microbiology, with an emphasis in Food Microbiology. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested in candidates who use contemporary methods to investigate microbiological issues in Food Production and Processing, Food Biotechnology, or Food Safety and Regulation. The incumbent is expected to develop a research program and be committed to mentoring students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Biological Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include Advanced Food Microbiology and other lower- or upper-division courses in areas such as Bacteriology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Virology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Microbial Genomics, and/or Toxicology. The candidate is also expected to advise students in the Food Safety Program (associated with the BS in Health Science), develop working relationships and collaborations with the regional food industries, and assist in arranging internships for students with these industries.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biology, or closely related field, and a record of food-related microbial research with the potential for external funding. Successful candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to fostering effective learning in a diverse, multicultural student population. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established record of funded research and extensive teaching experience. Applicants with experience in any or all of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: food safety (FMSA, HACCP), epidemiology, whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics and/or additional food industry-related areas.

A complete application includes: cover letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications for a tenure track position in the Department of Biological Sciences; copies of undergraduate and graduate school academic transcripts; statement of teaching philosophy; research statement; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references. Statement of teaching philosophy must also include a list of courses that the candidate is interested in teaching or developing. Current course offerings in the department can be found at Official transcripts will be required at time of hiring. Screening of applications will begin on December 3, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Applications can be submitted by email, with all materials in a single pdf file, to:
Ms. Vanessa Leyva, Administrative Assistant Coordinator II
Department of Biological Sciences
[email protected]

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The Mission and Vision of Stanislaus State is to "...foster interactions and partnerships with our surrounding communities, and provide opportunities for the intellectual, cultural and artistic enrichment of the region.... [and] become a major center of learning...for California's greater Central Valley and beyond." Stanislaus State is located in the northern San Joaquin Valley, a region heavily influenced by agriculture, food production, food processing, and distribution. Within the Stanislaus State 6-county service region there are numerous food companies representing more than $7 billion in commodities and about a third of all jobs in Turlock. Stanislaus State is a member of the 23-campus California State University system, the largest four-year public university system in the United States. Stanislaus State is a Hispanic-serving Institution, and emphasizes access to quality public higher education in our region of the San Joaquin Valley of California.

California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance:

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: [email protected]

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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. 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. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.




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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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