Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Microbiology - Tenu
Company: California State University, Stanislaus
Posted on: November 10, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Microbiology - Tenure-Track POSITION:Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Microbiology: TheDepartment of Biological Sciences at Stanislaus State Universityinvites applications for a tenure-track position in Microbiology,with an emphasis in Food Microbiology. Appointment will be at theAssistant or Associate Professor level. We are interested incandidates who use contemporary methods to investigatemicrobiological issues in Food Production and Processing, FoodBiotechnology, or Food Safety and Regulation. The incumbent isexpected to develop a research program and be committed tomentoring students in the undergraduate and graduate programs inthe Department of Biological Sciences. Teaching responsibilitieswill include Advanced Food Microbiology and other lower- orupper-division courses in areas such as Bacteriology, Cellular andMolecular Biology, Virology, Genetics, Bioinformatics,Epidemiology, Microbial Genomics, and/or Toxicology. The candidateis also expected to advise students in the Food Safety Program(associated with the BS in Health Science), develop workingrelationships and collaborations with the regional food industries,and assist in arranging internships for students with theseindustries. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biology, or closelyrelated field, and a record of food-related microbial research withthe potential for external funding. Successful candidates must havea PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to fosteringeffective learning in a diverse, multicultural student population.Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have anestablished record of funded research and extensive teachingexperience. Applicants with experience in any or all of thefollowing areas are especially encouraged to apply: food safety(FMSA, HACCP), epidemiology, whole genome sequencing,bioinformatics and/or additional food industry-related areas. HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE:A complete application includes: cover letter specificallyaddressing the position description and qualifications for a tenuretrack position in the Department of Biological Sciences; copies ofundergraduate and graduate school academic transcripts; statementof teaching philosophy; research statement; curriculum vitae;contact information for three professional references. Statement ofteaching philosophy must also include a list of courses that thecandidate is interested in teaching or developing. Current courseofferings in the department can be found at https://www.csustan.edu/biology/concentrations.Official transcripts will be required at time of hiring. Screeningof applications will begin on December 3, 2018. The position willremain open until filled. Applications can be submitted by email, with all materials in asingle pdf file, to:Ms. Vanessa Leyva, Administrative Assistant Coordinator IIDepartment of Biological Sciencesvleyva3@csustan.edu. COMPENSATION:Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefitspackage. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT and THE COLLEGE:The Mission and Vision of Stanislaus State is to "...fosterinteractions and partnerships with our surrounding communities, andprovide opportunities for the intellectual, cultural and artisticenrichment of the region.... [and] become a major center oflearning...for California's greater Central Valley and beyond."Stanislaus State is located in the northern San Joaquin Valley, aregion heavily influenced by agriculture, food production, foodprocessing, and distribution. Within the Stanislaus State 6-countyservice region there are numerous food companies representing morethan $7 billion in commodities and about a third of all jobs inTurlock. Stanislaus State is a member of the 23-campus CaliforniaState University system, the largest four-year public universitysystem in the United States. Stanislaus State is a Hispanic-servingInstitution, and emphasizes access to quality public highereducation in our region of the San Joaquin Valley ofCalifornia. CAMPUS & AREA:California State University Stanislaus serves the San JoaquinValley and is a critical educational resource for a six countyregion of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized forits quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationallyaccredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Overeighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminaldegrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduatemajors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and adoctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructionalfacilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professionalprograms, laboratory sciences, and performing arts. CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition withits ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by ThePrinceton Review. The University was one of 12 public universitiesin the nation to be recognized by the American Association of StateColleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performancein retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and WorldReport ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top PublicUniversities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America'sBest Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as aHispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department ofEducation. CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: https://www.csustan.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Faculty%20Handbook/documents/13as16sec_joint_statement_on_shared_governance1.pdf EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYThe university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does notdiscriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color,ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, genderidentity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition,National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status,or any other protected status. You can learn more about federalequal employment opportunity protections by accessing theDepartment of Labor's notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfand http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf. Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodationduring the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at(209) 667-3159. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will berequired to verify identity and eligibility to work in the UnitedStates and to complete the required employment eligibilityverification document form upon hire. MANDATED REPORTER PER CANRAThe person holding this position is considered a 'mandatedreporter' under the California Child Abuse And Neglect ReportingAct and is required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition ofemployment. CLERY ACT DISCLOSUREIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus SecurityPolicy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually poststhe Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statisticsfor the previous three years concerning reported crimes thatoccurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or propertyowned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public propertywithin, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.The report also includes institutional policies concerning campussecurity, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, thereporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy ofthis report at: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572;fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: email@example.com. Information regarding campus security reports at other locationscan be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/ CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE NOTICEThe university requires a criminal and/or child abuse backgroundcheck to be completed for many of its new employees, currentemployees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, andcurrent employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of abackground check (including a criminal records check) is requiredfor employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment,which may be rescinded if the background check revealsdisqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that thecandidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure tosatisfactorily complete the background check may affect thecontinued employment of a current CSU employee who wasconditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to anybackground check will disqualify an applicant from furtherconsideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide thenecessary information or who provides false or misleadinginformation may also be disqualified from further consideration.Later discovery of false or misleading information related to thebackground check may result in the offer of employment beingwithdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to andincluding termination. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Microbiology - Associate Professor, Location: Turlock, CA - 95382
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