Teaching and Research: A faculty position at CSUSB's College of Natural Sciences offers outstanding candidates the opportunity to join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment and engage with a diverse generation of future graduate students, science educators, and innovative leaders for our communities and our world. Click on the faculty position job titles below for full information on the various positions currently available across our nine academic departments.
About CNS: The College of Natural Sciences is a preeminent institution for science teaching and learning that is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education, research, and public service. Across our nine departments our faculty are established academic leaders who develop new programs to meet future challenges, prepare students for advanced studies and to become future leaders, link research and teaching, and work to create a collaborative environment where all individuals actively engage in an inclusive community. We strive for excellence, enhance diversity, and foster harmony. Visit the College of Natural Sciences homepage for further information.
About CSUSB: Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a center of intellectual and cultural activity in Southern California. CSUSB, across its five colleges, is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty that is dedicated to serving a diverse student population in an equitable and inclusive fashion, and offers a variety of networking, mentoring, and development programs for junior faculty. Faculty also play a strong role in advancing the CSUSB Strategic Plan 2015-2020, which emphasizes student success, faculty and staff success, stewarding resources, community engagement, and enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Visit the CSUSB homepage for further information.
Department of Biology
Assistant Professor, Population Biology/Evolutionary Biology
The successful applicant will develop an independent research program addressing fundamental questions in population and/or evolutionary biology; candidates whose research applies bioinformatics to population dynamics are encouraged to apply. The incumbent will teach courses in evolution, population biology/population genetics, and additional courses within the selected candidate’s area of expertise at the undergraduate lower and/or upper division levels and M.S. level.
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Candidates for this position will be expected to provide stimulating, innovative, and equity-based teaching focused on student success in general and introductory chemistry in addition to the lower and upper division courses in biochemistry. They will also be expected to develop and sustain an externally funded, independent research agenda and participate in service-related activities at all levels of this institution. Expertise in bioinformatics, chemical biology, and biomolecular modeling would complement existing research capabilities, and could lead to research collaboration and/or course development.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Materials Science
Candidates for this position will be expected to provide stimulating, innovative, and equity-based teaching focused on student success in general and introductory chemistry. They will also help develop a new interdisciplinary M.S. program in Materials Science; establish and sustain an externally-funded independent research agenda in Materials Chemistry; and be encouraged to explore opportunities for collaboration with Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty as well as faculty from the Department of Physics.
Visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry homepage for further information about the department.
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics
For this position, visionary and collaborative individuals with research experience in bioinformatics are of particular interest. Successful candidates will be expected to teach core and elective courses in computer science, actively contribute to the school’s curriculum development, and get involved in forming a core of bioinformatics collaborative projects with the college’s Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biology departments.
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering
Candidates are being sought who can support and strengthen the school’s B.S. in Computer Engineering program and participate in computer-engineering course development and teaching. Successful applicants will be expected to engage in teaching, research, academic advising, and supervision of student research and engineering project work.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Two positions available)
Candidates for this position will be expected to teach critical course offerings in our highly enrolled lower-division Programming and Operating Systems courses, which constitute the foundation for each of CSE’s four undergraduate degree programs (B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Computer Engineering, B.S. in Bioinformatics, and B.A. in Computer Systems). They will also teach specialized upper-division courses, such as advanced operating systems and parallel computing, and supervise graduate student research through M.S. projects and theses in Computer Science.
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Department of Geological Sciences
Department Chair (Tenured Professor)
Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and an excellent record of teaching and scholarship in geological sciences, with a preference given to those with prior success in fundraising and development. This position provides provide strong academic leadership in the planning and adminis-tration of graduate and undergraduate geological sciences programs, assists faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentors faculty in the promotion and tenure process, supervises support staff, teaches courses (½ time load), and builds upon our existing strong relationship with industry and government agencies.
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Department of Health Science and Human Ecology
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and basic Public Health. Strong candidates are those with experience in teaching, research, and service that will enable them to contribute to the department’s commitment to building a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community of scholars.
Department Chair (Full Professor)
Applicants must have a track record of excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, excellent record of teaching and scholarship in health sciences and related areas. This position provides provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate health science programs, assists faculty in developing new initiatives and a viable strategic vision, mentors faculty in the promotion/tenure process, supervises support staff, teaches courses (1/3 time load as faculty and 2/3 as chair), and builds upon our existing strong relationship with industry and government agencies.
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Department of Kinesiology
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics/Motor Control
The successful candidate will lead activities that advance scholarly excellence as well as teach undergraduate courses in Kinesiology, maintain a robust and ongoing research agenda, advise and mentor undergraduates, and develop a profile of extramural funding. Expertise in Biomechanics/Motor Control is expected, and preference will be given to those with teaching skills in other areas that complement core instructional needs, including Motor Development, Motor Learning, Statistics, Adapted Physical Activity, as well as Physical Activity courses.
Assistant/Associate/Professor, Exercise Science/Aging (One or two positions available)
The successful candidate will lead activities at our Palm Desert Campus that advance scholarly excellence in Kinesiology as well as teach undergraduate courses in kinesiology, maintain a robust and ongoing research agenda, advise and mentor undergraduates, and develop a profile of extramural funding. Expertise in exercise science and aging is expected, and preference will be given to those with teaching skills in other areas that complement core instructional needs, including Motor Development, Motor Learning, Principles of Human Movement, Statistics, Adapted Physical Activity, Fitness and Programming, as well as Physical Activity courses.
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Department of Mathematics
Assistant Professor, Statistics (One or more positions available)
Candidates will be expected to teach courses in Statistics, Probability and Mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as develop a robust research agenda resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, as well as student advising and mentorship. Preference will be given to applicants who have an interest in implementing
evidence-based, effective practices for teaching statistics, probability and mathematics and exhibit a commitment to serving diverse student populations in an equitable and inclusive fashion. The successful applicant would serve as an effective member of a team to implement course development to expand our statistics and data science offerings.
Assistant Professor, Mathematics with interest in Mathematics Education (One or two positions available)
A Ph.D. in Mathematics or related area is required. Related fields include a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with an M.S. degree in Mathematics or equivalent. Responsibilities will include teaching mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including those required for the Mathematics Teaching concentration or Liberal Studies major, as well as fostering outreach and collaborative opportunities between the Department of Mathematics and surrounding K-12 institutions. Responsibilities also include student advising, mentoring student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing a robust research agenda resulting in high-quality peer-reviewed publications, and providing leadership in course development and service.
Assistant Professor, Algebra
A Ph.D. in Mathematics in the area of Algebra or a related field is required. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching mathematics and algebra at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentoring a diverse student population, as well as working effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community that spans a wide range of disciplines. Further responsibilities include student advising, mentoring student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing a robust research agenda resulting in high-quality peer- reviewed publications, and providing leadership in course development and service.
Visit the Department of Mathematics for further information about the department.
Department of Nursing
The successful applicant is an experienced, educator and scholar with a doctoral degree (such as DNP, PhD or DNSc in nursing) who is qualified to coordinate, develop, and teach in graduate courses, specifically in a new Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and is committed to serving the health care needs of underserved diverse populations. They will be expected to develop a high-quality university level curriculum plan; teaching theory in various modes (i.e. online teaching, hybrid) and clinical nursing courses informed by evidenced based practice; and lead faculty on two CSUSB campuses.
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Department of Physics
Candidates will be expected to teach upper division, lower division, and introductory undergraduate Physics and/or Astronomy courses, as well as developing and maintaining an active research program that affords research opportunities for our students. The department has current emphases in applied Physics and Astronomy and is in the early planning stages of for an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Material Science. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach computational physics, and help build computation into all levels of the departmental curriculum.
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