CSU San Marcos College of Science and Mathematics


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An intensive 10-week summer research program that will engage undergraduate students in a challenging and transformative research experience using genomic, transcriptomic, metagenomic, and epigenomic methods to address fundamental questions across the biological sciences. The residential program will foster a community of scholars who will transition from being students to research scientists, and move from learning to discovery. In addition to research, workshops and enrichment activities are planned to stimulate intellectual growth, promote career development/graduate school preparedness, and improve scientific communication.
 

Research Themes:

  • Unraveling the biosynthesis and metabolism of alkenones in marine haptophytes using mutagenesis and NGS
  • Comparative Population Genomic Analyses of Predatory Lady Beetles in North America:  Bases for Improving Biological Control
  • Cellular dynamics of epidermal gdT cells in cytokine signaling 
  • Defining the protein-protein interactions and gene expression networks that underlie glutaredoxin control of primary root growth 
  • Complex genome rearrangements initiated by microsatellite DNA repeats
  • Metagenomic analyses of microbial abundance and diversity in semi-arid soils exposed to long-term experimental nitrogen deposition
  • Employing MetaHiC to map the movement potential of antibiotic resistance in microbial populations
  • Understanding the toxicity of stream benthic cyanobacteria exposed to variable culturing conditions using genomic and transcriptomic analyses
  • Understanding Biomineralization in Coccolithophores by Integrative Multi-omics Analyses
  • Complex genome rearrangements initiated by microsatellite DNA repeats
  • Comparative genomics of ranaviruses in the western United States bait trade.

 Program Dates: June 7 - August 13, 2021
Program participants will receive:

  • $6,000 plus $350 travel stipends for out-of-region participants
  • Free on-campus housing and a modest Per Diem

 Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Application Requirements (Must be received by March 1, 2021)

  • 2 letters of recommendation 
  • College Transcripts

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in biology, biochemistry, computer science or related fields.
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Strong academic record

 More information about the program is available by contacting the PI (Dr. Betsy Read at bread@csusm.edu) or the co-PI (Dr. Arun Sethuraman at asethuraman@csusm.edu).

A review of applications will commence on December 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November30, 2020 to be assured full consideration.

The application package must include:

1.  A letter of interest,

2. Faculty Application found at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/applicationforms.html

3. A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages),

4. A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (up to 2 pages),

5. A curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if relevant),

6. Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead, to be submitted electronically per instructions found at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.

Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.  If you have difficulty uploading your application electronically, please contact Linda Collins at lcollins@csusm.edu.    

Anticipated start date is August 24, 2021. Please visit our website www.csusm.edu/cstem  for more information. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to lcollins@csusm.edu.
 
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.


CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.


California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.


The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.


This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

A review of applications will commence on December 17, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 30, 2020 to be assured full consideration.   The application package must include:

1. A letter of interest

2. Faculty Application found at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/applicationforms.html

3. A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), to include teaching interests and experience (including face-to-face and virtual), and the candidate’s thinking on how best to introduce computing languages to the mathematics major, and how best to prepare mathematics majors for careers outside of academia

4. A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (1-4 pages)

5. A curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience and publications

6. Four signed letters of recommendation (one specifically addressing teaching), to be submitted electronically per instructions found at https://csm.submittable.com/submit

Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.  If you have difficulty uploading your application electronically, please contact Linda Collins at lcollins@csusm.edu.

Anticipated start date is August 24, 2021. Please visit our website www.csusm.edu/cstem  for more information. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to lcollins@csusm.edu.     The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in data science, cloud computing, robotics, mobile computing, computer vision, and computer information systems. However, outstanding candidates from other areas within the field of computer science may also be considered. Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Expected starting date will be August 24, 2021.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields by the start of the employment.
  • Strong commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching and scholarship excellence.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective written and oral use of the English language.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in effective research-based instructional practices, support of students from groups underrepresented in computing, scholarly achievements, and/or industrial partnership building.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who specialize in data science, cloud computing, robotics, mobile computing, and computer information systems.
  • In addition, preference will be given to applicants whose expertise will expand the education and research opportunities the department currently offers for students and be complementary to areas of specialization of existing faculty in the department.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach, supervise, and advise students at both undergraduate and master’s levels, effectively adopting strategies proven successful for students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.
  • Design and establish instructional labs that expand the existing curriculum, working with industry and community partners to prepare students for the workforce,
  • Develop an active, externally funded research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students and be productive in publications.
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

A review of applications will commence on December 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 30, 2020 to be assured full consideration.  Anticipated start date is August 24, 2021. Please visit our website www.csusm.edu/cs  for more information.  
 

APPLICATION:  
Applicants  must submit the following items. The  successful candidate must also pass a background check.  

  • the CSUSM faculty application found at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/applicationforms.html
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of teaching philosophy, experience and potential contribution to expansion of the existing curriculum (up to 2      pages)
  • a description of research accomplishments and future research goals including student involvement (up to 2 pages)
  • one selected peer-reviewed publication
  • three references who will submit letters of recommendation to our electronic application system. This system will contact references with instructions on the submission of their letters of recommendation. 

 If you have difficulty uploading your application electronically, please contact Linda Collins, lcollins@csusm.edu
 
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.


CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information.


California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.


The person holding this position is considered a limited 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.


This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor position in discipline-based educational research in biological sciences, biochemistry, or chemistry. The position will reside in either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and be affiliated with the Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education. This position is part of a Diversity and Equity Cluster Hire Initiative that seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to the academic success of a diverse student population. Candidates can demonstrate their commitment    to diversity and equity through their teaching or research and creative activity or service. This could be demonstrated, for instance, through the development and teaching of chemistry/biology curricula that advance racial and social justice drawing from their engagement with communities of color, or [and] research and creative activities focused on assessing the achievement gaps in STEM.  

The Department of Biological Sciences currently offers a B.S. in Biological  Sciences with four areas of concentration, including general, ecology,  molecular and cellular biology, and physiology, and an M.S. in Biological    Science, as well as an interdisciplinary B.S. in Biotechnology. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers ACS certified degrees at the Bachelor’s level, including a B.S. in Chemistry with options in Chemistry or in Chemistry Education and a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as an M.S. in  Chemistry.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or related fields
  • Strong record of research in Education Research in Biological Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry commensurate with years of experience; the specific area of research under these umbrellas is open.
  • Disciplinary expertise for teaching majors courses at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues and with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community with a substantial population of first-generation students
  • Ability to develop and sustain an independent research program involving students that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications.

This position is part of CSUSM’s inaugural Diversity and Equity Cluster Hire Initiative. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as role models for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to the academic success of our students. Candidates can demonstrate their commitment to diversity and equity through their teaching or research and creative activity or service. Applicants must satisfy one or more of the following:

1.         Develop and/or teach curricula that advance racial and social justice drawing from their engagement with communities of color.

2.         Have a demonstrated record of success in research or creative activities focused on underserved communities.

3.         Serve as role models for our diverse student body and have a demonstrated commitment to underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  •  At least two years of post-doctoral experience pertinent to Biology Education Research or Chemistry Education Research
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service
  • Experience in effective research-based instructional practices
  • The successful candidate will enhance and complement existing programmatic strengths.

Duties:

  • Contribute to instruction in current lower-division and  upper-division undergraduate courses. The candidate may be asked to redesign existing courses, and/or develop new undergraduate and graduate lecture  and/or laboratory courses in their area of disciplinary expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of a major core course, lower division majors courses,  and upper division electives in the candidate’s area of disciplinary  expertise. Participation in the graduate program may include development of  a TA training course for MS students, and the candidate will be given the  opportunity to develop additional graduate-level classes related to  education or education research.
  • Develop an independently funded educational research program involving CSUSM students. In addition to modest opportunities for internal research funding, there is wide-spread support for the attainment of external research monies. The successful candidate will be expected to support educational research efforts within these departments where possible.
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

APPLICATION:

  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Letter of interest
  • A curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Up to three recent peer-reviewed publications
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages)
  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals including a statement describing a plan for student involvement (up to 3 pages)
  • Narrative    statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty,    staff, and students in a multicultural/multi-ethnic urban campus environment  with a substantial population of first-generation students. Please address    your experience with and/or vision for mentoring students from  underrepresented background
. (up to 2 pages)
  • Three signed letters of recommendation on letterhead, to be submitted electronically per instructions found at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.

Review  of applications will begin January 20, 2021, and  will continue until the position is filled.

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to https://csm.submittable.com/submit

The university is particularly interested   in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse   backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher   education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM  has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently   named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the   Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is   an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed   to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental   disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or   ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or   military status.

The person holding this position is   considered a  Limited '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.

This position is subject to employment   verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record   checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a   background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if   the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is   discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

 Scheduled Activities - Participation in all activities is required.
 

  • Monday, June 7,  Kick Off presentation and Orientation from 9am-11am.
  • Programmed events will be scheduled every Wednesday from Noon-1:15pm.
  • Poster Showcase - The culminating event for the Summer Scholars program will be a poster showcase on Wednesday, August 11 from 9am-Noon.   
  • A tour of a research-related facility in the area will be scheduled during the 10 week program period.
  • Students should expect to work on-site with their faculty mentor 40 hours per week for a full-time stipend including attending all programmed events.

  How to Apply  

  1. Prepare a 500 word statement about your future goals and what you expect to gain from the Summer Scholar's program.  You will need to attach this document to your application as a Word or PDF document.
  2. Ensure that you are able to participate in EVERY scheduled activity before applying.
  3. Provide the requested information below and upload your written statement (#1 above).
  4. Have a Faculty Mentor and a Project to identify on the application.

  Deadline to apply is February 1. 

 Scheduled Activities - Participation in all activities is required.

  • Monday, June 7,  Kick-Off presentation and Orientation from 9am-11am.
  • Programmed events will be scheduled every Wednesday from Noon-1:15pm.
  • Poster Showcase - The culminating event for the Summer Scholars program will be a poster showcase on Wednesday, August 11 from 9am-Noon.
  • A tour of a research-related facility in the area will be scheduled during the 10 week program period.
  • Students should expect to work with their faculty mentor 40 hours per week for a full time stipend including attending all programmed events.

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a 500 word statement about your future goals and what you expect to gain from the Summer Scholar's program.  You will need to attach this document to your application as a Word or PDF document.
  2. Ensure that you are able to participate in EVERY scheduled activity before applying.
  3. Provide the requested information below and upload your written statement (#1 above).
  4. Have a Faculty Mentor and a Project to identify on the application.

Deadline to apply is February 1.

 Scheduled Activities - Participation in all activities is required.

  • Monday, June 7,  Kick-Off presentation and Orientation from 9am-11am.
  • Programmed events will be scheduled every Wednesday from Noon-1:15pm.
  • Poster Showcase - The culminating event for the Summer Scholars program will be a poster showcase on Wednesday, August 11 from 9am-Noon.
  • A tour of a research-related facility in the area will be scheduled during the 10 week program period.
  • Students should expect to work with their faculty mentor 40 hours per week for a full time stipend including attending all programmed events.

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a 500 word statement about your future goals and what you expect to gain from the Summer Scholar's program.  You will need to attach this document to your application as a Word or PDF document.
  2. Ensure that you are able to participate in EVERY scheduled activity before applying.
  3. Provide the requested information below and upload your written statement (#1 above).
  4. Have a Faculty Mentor and a Project to identify on the application.

Deadline to apply is February 1.

 Scheduled Activities - Participation in all activities is required.

  • Monday, June 7,  Kick-Off presentation and Orientation from 9am-11am.
  • Programmed events will be scheduled every Wednesday from Noon-1:15pm.
  • Poster Showcase - The culminating event for the Summer Scholars program will be a poster showcase on Wednesday, August 11 from 9am-Noon.
  • A tour of a research-related facility in the area will be scheduled during the 10 week program period.
  • Students should expect to work with their faculty mentor 40 hours per week for a full time stipend including attending all programmed events.

How to Apply

  1. Prepare a 500 word statement about your future goals and what you expect to gain from the Summer Scholar's program.  You will need to attach this document to your application as a Word or PDF document.
  2. Ensure that you are able to participate in EVERY scheduled activity before applying.
  3. Provide the requested information below and upload your written statement (#1 above).
  4. Have a Faculty Mentor and a Project to identify on the application.

Deadline to apply is February 1.