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Assistant Professor of Wildlife or Fish Biology

Company: California State University, Chico
Location: Chico
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

  • Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track 1 Locations Northern California Categories Appointment Type Bargaining Unit Job Search Category/Discipline
    • Faculty - Natural Sciences 1 Time Basis
      • Full Time 1 Details - Assistant Professor of Wildlife or Fish BiologyAPPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN 11:55PM ON THE CLOSINGDATE. Paper applications will not be accepted;however, Chico State is an equal opportunity employer and can provide reasonableaccommodations to applicants at any step of the application process. If you needassistance in this regard, or are having technical difficulties with theapplication, please contact the Human Resources (staff and management positions) at530-898-4664 or Faculty Affairs and Success (facultypositions) at 530-898-5029 prior to 5:00pm on theclosing date.CalPERS retirees may not be considered for staff/MPP positions if they have collectedunemployment within the prior 12 months and/or if there has not been a minimum of180 calendar days between their retirement date and the appointment date.Assistant Professor of Wildlife or Fish Biology Apply now Job no: 530032
        Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
        Location: Chico
        Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences
        Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track ProfessorPosition Starts: Fall 2024College: College of Natural SciencesDepartment/School:Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. (Anticipated hiring range: $72,600- $ 81,700 per year).Initial Review Date: October 26, 2023; complete applications received after that date may be considered.Minimum Qualifications:The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, Fisheries, or a related area such as Ecology. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than the start date of the position. A demonstrated ability or potential to establish externally-funded research, a record of publication, and a strong interest in teaching and enthusiasm for mentoring undergraduate and masters-level students in research are also required.Responsibilities:This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Teaching assignments total 10-14 class hours per week. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department. Assignments may include introductory courses in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology, as well as upper division or graduate level courses in wildlife biology, fisheries or the candidate's area of expertise. The position includes opportunities to teach non-major's courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active and externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and master's students. Research space, startup funds, and release time in the first two years of the appointment will be provided to help establish the research program. Service includes committee work and academic advising of majors in the BS degree.How to Apply:Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information for three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.The Department:The Department of Biological Sciences includes 12 full-time tenure track faculty, 25 master's students, and 374 undergraduate biology majors with options in evolutionary, ecological, and organismal biology; plant biology; cellular and molecular biology; as well as microbiology majors in general or clinical lab microbiology. Department programs are enhanced by diverse laboratory and field facilities including the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Butte Creek Ecological Preserve, the CSU Chico Vertebrate Museum, a stockroom, greenhouses, and the CSU Chico Herbarium. The Department has five very active student clubs. The College of Natural Sciences ( has further resources.The Student Body: The university enrolls over 13,000 students annually; 43% are white, 37% are Latinx, 5% are Asian, 2.5% are African American, 0.4% are Native American and 5% are multi-ethnic. We proudly hold Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation, and nearly half of students will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor's degree.Job-related questions should be directed to:Dr. Christopher T. Ivey, Search Committee Chair
        530-898-5812; ctivey@csuchico.eduAll work must be performed within the State of California.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.All positions are contingent on funding.About Chico State:Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capitol, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico is a city of about 100,000 people with close ties to the CSU Chico campus. The university and downtown are in close proximity to one another, providing ample opportunities for dining and shopping. Downtown hosts two farmer's markets, one year-round and another during the summer months, which feature local agriculture products. Chico has a strong visual and performing arts community, good schools, is home of Sierra Nevada Brewery, Kleen Kanteen, Chico Bags, and the USDA Forest Service Chico Seed Orchard. Chico has one of the largest municipal parks in the country, Bidwell Park, with miles of walking and biking trails.We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.Chico State is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.Advertised: September 25, 2023 (7:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
        Applications close: Open until filled

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