Assistant Professor – Biological Sciences – Virology

first_imgCompensation – 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: 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 Responsibilities The successful candidate is expected to develop a researchprogram, publish in peer reviewed journals, obtain extramuralresearch grants, and involve masters and undergraduate students inresearch.Teaching duties include Virology, participation in GeneralMicrobiology and rigorous upper-division lecture and/or laboratorycourses such as Microbial Pathogenesis, Molecular Diagnostics, anddevelopment of graduate level microbiology courses in theapplicant’s area of expertise. Teaching duties may also includeparticipation in the freshman core biology series and curriculumdevelopment.Participate in curriculum development and teaching of othercourses to meet the needs of the program and its diverse studentpopulation.Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement. Post-doctoral experience in Virology or a related field ishighly recommended.Specialization in Virology, Infectious Disease, Epidemiology,or Health Disparities.Teaching experience in Virology, Microbiology orImmunology.Evidence of undergraduate or graduate research studentmentoring.Experience 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. Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. degree in Virology, Microbiology, or Immunology.Publication record reflective of the candidate’s professionalexperience and the potential to become an excellentteacher-scholarDemonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience. 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. Thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at an institutionthat is a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is aHispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and NativeAmerican Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% ofour students 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: Department SummaryThe Department of Biological Sciences at San José State Universityinvites applications for a tenure-track position in the field ofVirology. We are a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognizedfor our commitment to excellent teaching, engaging students inresearch projects, and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusionin Biology and 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 Qualificationslast_img

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