California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2013. Candidates who use molecular, optical, electrophysiological, and/or neuroinformatic techniques to address modern questions in neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
The PositionThe successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include a neuroscience course and specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and may also involve participation in introductory biology and other courses. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master's students. The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Requirements• Ph.D from an accredited university in Neuroscience or related field.
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master's students.
• Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.
Preferred/Desired Qualifications• Previous college teaching experience.
• Post-doctoral research experience.
Application ProcedureA completed application will consist of:
• a cover letter that describes how the candidate’s training and experience suits the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a statement of teaching philosophy;
• a proposed plan of research;
• representative publication reprints;
• the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; and
• finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference (PDF format by email preferred) and an official transcript showing highest degree earned.
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Monday, December 3, 2012. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please address all inquiries and application materials to:
Dr. Robert J. Talmadge
Chair, Neuroscience Search Committee
Biological Sciences Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
About the UniversityCal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,000 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.
About the CollegeOne of eight colleges on the campus, the College of Science has approximately 2,800 undergraduate majors in nineteen degree programs offered by seven academic departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics. Master's degree programs enrolling approximately 230 students are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Kinesiology, and Mathematics. The College includes the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) and Science Educational Enhancement Services (SEES). There are approximately 140 tenure-track faculty and 110 lecturers with 24 technical and 22 administrative support staff. The College of Science is committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and is the largest single recipient of extramural funding on campus. The College maintains active collaborations with industry through its co-operative education student internship programs and joint research projects. Additional information about the College may be found at http://sci.csupomona.edu/.
About the DepartmentThe Biological Sciences Department offers B.S. degrees in Biology (General Biology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology options), Biotechnology, and Environmental Biology. The graduate programs offered by the Department include a Master’s in Biology as well as a Professional Applied Master’s in Biotechnology. The Department has approximately 1,100 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate (Master's) students. The department faculty is composed of 27 tenure-track faculty. The Department has 3 administrative support staff and 5 technical staff members. Faculty members have diverse basic and applied research interests and maintain very active, externally-funded research programs which involve undergraduate and graduate students. The Department faculty has opportunities to engage in cooperative teaching and research activities with other Colleges at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as nearby institutions including City of Hope; Claremont Colleges; California Institute of Technology; California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; and University of California, Irvine. For more information, see the Department website: http://www.csupomona.edu/~biology/.
Equal Opportunity EmployerCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp