Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology


The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long  Beach is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist. All areas of  ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially  interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate  in teaching courses in statistics.
Recruitment #2492
Position: Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology Effective Date: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences with training and postdoctoral research  experience in Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology;
A record of research productivity;
Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding;
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in vertebrate biology;
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student  population.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications
A strong field-based research program that includes a cutting-edge  technological or quantitative component;
At least one year of postdoctoral experience;
A record of extramural research support;
Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in ornithology or herpetology as well as vertebrate zoology and statistics;
Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented  tudents in STEM fields.
Teach courses in organismal and quantitative biology and the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula;
Develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program in Vertebrate Biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students;
Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our  students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students  who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse  socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and  gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as  a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain  the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of  expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Required Documentation
A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences,  successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population  (approximately one page, single-spaced)
Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred  qualifications
CV (including current email address)
Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to
Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Reprints of up to three representative publications
A statement of research interests
A statement of teaching philosophy.
Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.
Application submission as a single PDF to: is preferred.
Requests for information should be addressed to:
Dr. Dessie Underwood, Search Committee Co-Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502
(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail: