Assistant Professor – Biological Sciences – Genetics

first_imgExpertise in molecular genetics, human genetics or use ofgenetic model organismsTeaching experience in geneticsEvidence of undergraduate or graduate research studentmentoringExperience working with Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and otherracially minoritized students in the classroom or research lab, andan understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of thesegroups within higher education and STEM Disciplines shape patternsof participation and outcomes Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents for full consideration byJanuary 13, 2021: Preferred Qualifications Candidate is expected to develop a research program, publish inpeer reviewed journals, pursue extramural research grants, andinvolve masters and undergraduate students in researchCandidate is expected to teach in courses at both theundergraduate and graduate level. At the undergraduate level,teaching duties will include one or more of the following courses:General Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Human Genetics, andNeurogenetics. At the graduate level, teaching duties may includeSeminar in Advanced Genetics, Advanced Molecular TechniquesLaboratory, and graduate level courses in the applicant’s area ofexpertise. Teaching duties may also include participation in thefreshman core biology series.Participate in curriculum development and teaching of othercourses to meet the needs of the program and its diverse studentpopulation.Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually indepartment, college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement. Department SummaryThe Department ofBiological Sciences at San José State University invitesapplications for a tenure-track position in the field of Genetics.We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognized for ourcommitment to excellent teaching, engaging students in researchprojects, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in Biologyand in STEM disciplines, more broadly.The Department of Biological Sciences offers degrees inBiology with concentrations of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, andSystems Physiology as well as degrees in Ecology & Evolutionand Marine Biology. The highest degree offered is the Master’s.There are approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and 65 Master’sstudents enrolled. Facilities include molecular and microbiologyresearch and teaching labs (BSL2 capable), confocal lasermicroscopy (Zeiss 700) and imaging, flow cytometry (FACSCalibur& FACScan) facility, cell culture facilities, a ProteomicsFacility (QTOF LC/MS/MS, 2D Gel, TYPHOON Imager, and AKTA fplcsystems), anatomy and physiology research and teaching labs, animalfacilities, bioinformatics and general computing labs, greenhouses,herbarium, plant growth chambers, and museums.Required Qualifications Responsibilities letter of interest (cover letter)curriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages) thatincludes what role faculty play in student successresearch plans (2 pages) including the candidate plans toengage undergraduate and MS students in researchdiversity statement (2 pages) that discusses the candidate’sexperience with and/or future plans to promote equity, inclusion,or diversity in biology and/or STEM,three references with contact information PhD in Genetics or related disciplinePost-doctoral experience in genetics or a related fieldPublication record reflective of the candidate’s professionalexperience and the potential to become an excellentteacher-scholarApplicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Shelley Cargill (Department Chair,[email protected] ).The UniversitySan José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, asignificant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. Assuch, this position is for scholars interested in a career at anational leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a HispanicServing Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native AmericanPacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of ourstudents are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. Theuniversity is currently ranked third nationally in increasingstudent upward mobility. The University is committed to increasingthe diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and thecommunity can benefit from multiple ethnic and genderperspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 03, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img

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