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    Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Biology, with preference given to candidates with a specialization in Computational Biology @ CSU Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Submitted by Andres Aguilar; posted on Monday, November 08, 2021


    The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

    The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory biology, biostatistics, genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics, human genetics, bioinformatics, depending on disciplinary expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to build a dynamic externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students resulting in published research. The successful candidate must be willing to participate actively in course and curriculum development, with the opportunity to create courses in their area of expertise, and to develop and strengthen partnerships with the surrounding community.

    The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


    1) An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or equivalent in biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application.
    2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
    3) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals.


    1) Post-doctoral experience (strongly desired).
    2) Expertise in genomics or transcriptomics, in any biological discipline.
    3) Evidence of working closely with and mentoring students, both in the classroom and in collaborative research.
    4) Evidence of securing external grant support.


    Los Angeles, CA, USA


    Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

    1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
    2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
    3) A curriculum vitae.
    4) A list of three professional references.
    5) A University Application for Employment Form (
    6) Unofficial transcripts (terminal degrees only).
    7) A research statement comprising of past accomplishments and future research goals.
    8) A statement of teaching philosophy.

    Finalists will be required to submit:
    • Official transcripts.
    • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.
    • Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: computational_biology[at] Please type "Biological Sciences Tenure-Track Application" in the subject line.


    Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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