Cellular Physiology

Job description

San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Department: Biological Sciences
Job Opening ID (JOID): 25104
Specialization: Cellular Physiology
Rank: Assistant Professor

Qualifications: The Department of Biological Sciences at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cellular Physiology. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience in a physiology related discipline with expertise in cellular physiology. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence in teaching and research or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching and laboratory based research. Candidates should have laboratory-based research experience and have published in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates whose backgrounds complement and augment existing faculty and programs. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in the physiological sciences and related fields. Innovation in teaching is strongly encouraged and research involving masters and undergraduate students is expected. The candidate is expected to establish a successful research lab utilizing tissue-, organ-, or systems-level studies of a physiological nature. Teaching duties may include Cellular Physiology, Systems Physiology lecture and laboratory, Integrative Physiology, Cardiorespiratory Physiology, Histology, Advanced Human Anatomy, graduate level physiology lecture or laboratory courses, and the freshman core biology series. The candidate is encouraged to develop teaching and research collaborations with department faculty in other disciplines of biology. The successful candidate is expected to perform service, develop a research program, publish in peer reviewed journals, obtain extramural research grants, and involve masters and undergraduate students in research. Successful candidates will address the needs of a diverse student population regarding age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparedness through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies, and advising.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 13, 2020
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 30, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/67035. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Shelley Cargill, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences at [email protected]

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are 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.


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Job No: 25104
Posted: 8/16/2019
Application Due: 10/15/2019
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