Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Marine Biologist)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Marine Biologist) 
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin September 19, 2022. Position is open until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
Department of Biological Sciences

Required Qualifications:           

  • Ph.D. in Marine Biology or a related field
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Research experience in marine biology
  • A record of research productivity commensurate with experience level
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of marine biology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience
  • Research experience in biological oceanography
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing an externally funded research program
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields through teaching and mentoring
  • Teaching experience at the college level, especially in marine biology
  • Commitment to learning and incorporating pedagogical best practices to create equitable courses that promote student learning
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (demographics)


  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in marine biology. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof. In 2023-24, the department anticipates that the normal mode of instruction will be in-person.]
  • Contribute to our efforts to diversify the scientific workforce by effectively training students both inside and outside the classroom
  • Develop and sustain an independent externally funded research program in marine biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students and leads to peer-reviewed publications with student co-authors
  • 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.

CSULB is proud to be a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The Department of Biological Sciences [] is dedicated to ensuring that our highly diverse graduates are prepared for future success by offering a welcoming and challenging education that includes high-quality curriculum and research opportunities. Our students learn to think like scientists, using concept-based knowledge, rather than mastering facts. We value teaching and research as essential components of education; our graduate and undergraduate students engage in research mentored by our 31 tenured/tenure-track faculty, leading to diverse career outcomes, such as health professions, academia, teaching, industry, and government agencies. 

We have a strong record of graduating underrepresented and underserved students; at CSULB these efforts are supported by an extensive array of federal and state grants to support training of undergraduate and graduate students for research careers. Research facilities include a dedicated research laboratory, small boats, an on-campus marine laboratory, access to a 76-foot research vessel, and extensive shared molecular, imaging, and computational instrumentation ( The CSULB campus is 2 miles from the ocean with convenient access to a variety of marine habitats including deep water channels, estuaries, kelp beds, rocky intertidal, and sandy beaches.

Information on the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                                     

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV 
  • Research Plan (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Teaching Statement (maximum two pages, single-spaced)
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

Requests for information and process should be addressed to:

Dr. Darren Johnson, Associate Professor
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502


Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

Dr. Darren Johnson, Associate Professor


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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