[Coral-List] TWO Marine Biology Faculty positions at CSUN

Edmunds, Peter J peter.edmunds at csun.edu
Mon Oct 3 08:57:21 EDT 2016


I am pleased two bring TWO faculty position at CSUN to your attention, both of which are in the area of marine biology.  We are conducted one search and expect to hire two people from the applicant pool.  The abridged advertisement is shown below, and it is also available at:

CSUN (Faculty Affairs):   http://www.csun.edu/faculty-affairs/science-and-mathematics
CSU Careers:                       https://careers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=58439
HIghEdJobs.com:              https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=176352673


Pete Edmunds

California State University, Northridge, seeks two Marine Biologists/Ecologists for tenure-track positions as research-focused Assistant and/or Associate Professors of Biology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have postdoctoral experience. We seek candidates to complement existing skills in a program focused on organismal biology and population/community ecology with a strong emphasis on fieldwork in temperate and tropical locations. We are particularly interested in building strengths in ecological modeling, conservation biology, understanding the capacities of organisms and systems to respond to multiple stressors associated with climate change. The successful candidates will have a proven capacity to develop an externally-funded, research program that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching requires effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting, and options include a course in the candidates’ specialty, experimental design and analysis, marine biology/ecology, analyses of big ecological data, and introductory biology. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

Applicants also will be screened on their ability to complement existing strengths in the marine biology area and the Biology department, and for their ability to grow existing strengths of the CSUN marine biology area. Existing faculty in this area have a strong commitment to teaching courses that emphasize organismic biology, fieldwork, and hypothesis-driven investigations. The undergraduate curriculum includes the potential for a capstone experience involving a semester-long residential program at Santa Catalina Island, and the successful candidates are expected to participate in this program. The ability to scuba dive within the AAUS framework is preferred.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


• Develop a vigorous research program based on substantial external funding and involving undergraduate and Master’s students.
• Demonstrate teaching excellence in one or more courses (including some of the following and with the option of developing a new course: Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Ecological Modeling, and a specialized graduate course).
• Participation in department, college, and university service.

Application Deadline:

Priority will be given to applications received by 17 November 2016, but the positions remain open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, summary of teaching experience, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three publications to: marinebio at csun.edu<mailto:marinebio at csun.edu>. Electronic applications as a single file (excepting letters of recommendation) are strongly preferred. Materials may also be sent to: Marine Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91330-8303, USA. Screening will begin on November 17, 2016.
Dr. Peter J. Edmunds
Department of Biology
California State University
18111 Nordhoff Street
CA 91330-8303
Phone: 818.677.2502
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CSUN web page - http://www.csun.edu/science-mathematics/biology/peter-j-edmunds

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