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Job ID: Assistant Professor, Animal Physiology, 36.19
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Date Posted:
August 29, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Faculty (Unit 3)
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The Department of Biology at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Animal Physiology beginning August 2020.

We seek to hire a new colleague whose research emphasizes comparative, environmental or ecological physiology in vertebrates or invertebrates, whose research interests address questions central to adaptations and responses to climate change, and who will synergize with existing Departmental faculty.

Applicants must be committed to developing an externally funded research program and contributing to both undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching and mentorship of student research. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the excellence and diversity of the SFSU academic community.

The Department of Biology is home to over 1600 undergraduates, 200 master’s students, and 40 tenure/tenure-track faculty. The department has a reputation for actively engaging students from diverse backgrounds in educational pursuits and scientific discovery. San Francisco State University is one of the most diverse academic institutions in the country, with 6% African American, 33% Latinx, 30% Asian, and 24% White (non-Latinx) students.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

•Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
•Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
•Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
•Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study
•Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
•Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
•Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


Candidates will be expected to teach physiology courses for majors and non-majors, as well as additional courses within their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels that emphasize climate change. This position requires mentoring and advising undergraduate and master’s level students, developing an active externally funded research program in the candidate’s area of specialty, and service to professional and institutional committees.

Detailed position description is available at


•Candidates must have an active record of research related to their specialty area, as well as evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
•Candidates must have the ability to teach physiology courses for major and non-majors and be prepared to teach additional courses within their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
•Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students


•Post-doctoral experience in a related field is strongly preferred.
•Ability to teach human anatomy for non-majors.
•Experience and excitement about teaching and mentoring students from under-represented backgrounds is highly valued.
•We are especially interested in candidates who have contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students in biology, or who have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Please submit the following materials online to Academic Jobs Online by 09/30/2019: 1) letter of intent/interest; 2) current CV; 3) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Biology Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 4) teaching statement; 5) research statement; 6) representative sample of published papers; 7) contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested as needed).

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through scholarly activities. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building an equitable and inclusive educational environment.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.