Fresno State University   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Education


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Posted 166 days ago

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California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

  • Available for Academic Year: 2019/2020.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus.  When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in Ecoimmunology. The successful candidate will be broadly trained with expertise in ecoimmunology, environmental aspects of comparative immunology, or disease ecology. We encourage applications from researchers using integrative approaches and non-model organisms to examine environmental influences on immune function, disease spread, or physiological mechanisms driving immune variation. Specific teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students and will also pursue the external funding necessary to maintain a successful research program. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at the department, college, and university level and provide academic and professional advice to students.

The Department of Biology consists of excellent educators with active, externally-funded research programs. They are dedicated to providing students with cutting-edge experiences in their areas of expertise. The department includes 19 full-time faculty with research strengths in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, cellular and developmental biology, and microbiology, with whom the successful candidate may collaborate. In addition, the successful applicant could develop interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments within the College of Science and Mathematics or other colleges across campus.

Required Education:  An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Ecoimmunology or other relevant discipline (such as Immunology, Physiology, Microbiology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required.

Required Experience

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds,
  2. Evidence of publications in scholarly journals,
  3. Demonstration of grant writing or scholarly activity at the university level,
  4. Evidence of teaching preparedness.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience teaching and working with undergraduate and graduate students,
  2. Postdoctoral research or experience,
  3. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience,
  4. Success obtaining extramural grants and contracts for research.

Application Procedures:  Review of applications will begin 10/1/2018, and will continue until the position is filled, to ensure consideration apply by this date. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 

  1. a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a statement of current and future research,
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy,
  5. a list of fie professional references,
  6. a statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit: 

  1. three current letters of recommendation
  2. official transcripts