Fresno State campus

Cell Biology-Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics

Department of Biology

Cell Biologist
Assistant Professor

Tenure Track Fall 2023

The Department of Biology is searching for a faculty member to teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and engage in service-related activities. The successful candidate should be broadly trained and preferably with expertise in cell signaling, signal transduction or cellular systems or cell dynamics who will be expected to teach upper-division majors courses in Cell Biology and an undergraduate and graduate course in the candidate’s area of specialty. Other teaching responsibilities will be dependent upon the expertise of the candidate.

This position will participate in building an interdisciplinary research program focused on important questions currently being addressed in any biological field of study (e.g. development, disease, neurobiology, physiology, organismal biology, plant biology, etc.). Faculty members in our department engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advice to students.

Our Students:   California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. 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.


 Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Cell Biology or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

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

Preferred Experience:

  1. Successful college teaching experience.
  2. Postdoctoral research or experience.
  3. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience
  4. Success obtaining extramural grants and/or contracts for research.

Application Procedures:  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2023.  Apply online at

 Application Review Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Attach the following:

  1. A cover letter, specifically addressing the specific areas of the required experience and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. List of three professional references
  4. Statement of teaching
  5. Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline.  The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation

Committee Information :

Search Chair:   Dr. David Lent
                       Department of Biology
                       College of Science and Mathematics

About Fresno State

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 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, visit:

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:

The Department of Biology consists of excellent teachers with active, externally-funded research programs. They are dedicated to providing students with cutting-edge experiences in their areas of expertise. The department includes 15 tenure/tenure-track faculty with research strengths in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, cellular and developmental biology, neurobiology, and microbiology, with whom the successful candidate may collaborate. In addition, a cell biologist could develop interdisciplinary collaborations with biochemistry, mathematics and computer science faculty within the college. The College of Science and Mathematics is dedicated to the holistic preparation of the next generation of scientists and mathematicians for vital and diverse careers in STEM using innovative High Impact Practices. The College provides an environment in which faculty can develop and sustain high-quality research programs and meaningfully contribute to new knowledge in collaboration with students. The aim is to serve the community and the regional industry as an objective source for science education, literacy and solution generation to challenges.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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