Assistant Professor, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Cal Poly Pomona

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The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. Candidate’s specializations in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology are especially welcomed to apply.  

At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.  We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona encourages applications from underrepresented groups, as the University is an inclusive polytechnic institution that inspires creativity, discovery and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives. 

The Position:  The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.  Teaching responsibilities may include genetics, advanced genetics, cell & molecular biology, molecular biotechnology techniques, introductory biology or specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master's level students. The area of specialty is open, but candidates who use new/cutting edge technologies, such as CRISPR, with applications in medicine, agriculture, environmental sciences or research are encouraged to apply. Potential for industry collaboration is a plus. The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and are committed to teaching in an inclusive environment.  


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD from an accredited university in Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology or related science discipline. 

  • Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program with undergraduate and masters students that broadens our current disciplinary expertise. 

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service and a commitment to work and experience working in an inclusive environment. 


Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • University teaching experience with evidence of excellence in teaching. 

  • Experience or familiarity with techniques that promote student engagement and success. 

  • Evidence of conducting scholarly research activities and directing students. 

  • Postdoctoral experience. 

Application Instructions

A completed application will consist of a: 

  • cover letter that describes how the candidate’s teaching and research experience have prepared the applicant to meet the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; 

  • curriculum vitae

  • statement of teaching philosophy (1-page max); 

  • student success statement about the candidate’s teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (1-page max); 

  • proposed plan of research (2-page max); 

Semifinalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference (PDF format by email preferred) and an official transcript showing highest degree earned. 

Instructions for submitting applications are listed at the Faculty Affairs site for University hires: 

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 19, 2018. General inquiries regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Chairs, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Search Committee 
Biological Sciences Department  
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
Pomona, CA 91768  

Phone: 909.869.4546    FAX: 909.869.4078 


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