Job Posting: Tenure Track Position for a Computational Biophysicist, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Howell
November 5, 2014

Tenure-Track Faculty Position


College of Natural and Social Sciences

Assistant Professor, Departments of PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES.

Starting Date: Fall, 2015

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Physics or a related field with a minimum of one year of relevant post-doctoral experience. Candidates should provide a record of scholarly activity (involving students whenever possible) as evidenced by research publications, as well as a demonstrated potential for effective teaching of physics and/or biology classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment. As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.                                           

A prospective candidate will have proven expertise in computational biophysics. S/he will be expected to develop undergraduate and graduate courses in computational physics and/or quantitative biology, revamp the physics department’s existing BS Biophysics Option and create a path that will lead to the creation of a MS degree in biophysics for which s/he would play a significant role. A successful applicant must be interested in mentoring and working closely with undergraduate and Master’s program graduate students both in the classroom and in research. S/he will be expected to seek external funding for both her/his own research as well as for the educational activities outlined above.

Duties: In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement, engaging in scholarly activity, and committee service for the Department, the College, and the University.

Salary: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University: California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, research and teaching statements, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application: Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Oscar Bernal, Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032