The Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2012.
The Position: The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities will include a bioinformatics course, contributions to introductory biology courses and other undergraduate courses related to the individual's area of expertise, and the development of additional specialty courses. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master's level students. The applicant will be expected to assist in curriculum development, advise students, serve on department, college, and university committees, and engage in professional activities. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.Minimum Qualifications:
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 5, 2011. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Please address application materials to:
Dr. Craig W. LaMunyon
Chair, Bioinformatics Search Committee
Biological Sciences Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.2273; FAX: 909.869.4078
The University: Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university that is widely recognized for its polytechnic mission and learn-by-doing philosophy. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University, it is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the West. Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 20,500 students (with approximately 70% representing diverse ethnic groups) and employs approximately 1,200 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. Through its seven colleges and The Collins College of Hospitality Management, the university offers 66 undergraduate majors and 23 master's degree programs, in addition to a doctorate in education offered jointly with the University of California, Irvine. Cal Poly Pomona is noted for its beautiful and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. It is located about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. Additional information is available at the university's Web site: www.csupomona.edu.
The Department: Our 29-member Biological Sciences faculty offers two Masters programs and one Bachelor program to over 1,000 students in Biology, Biotechnology, and Environmental Biology. The Department faculty has opportunities to engage in cooperative teaching and research activities with other Colleges at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as nearby institutions including City of Hope; Claremont Colleges; California Institute of Technology; California State University, Fullerton; California State University, Los Angeles; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; and University of California, Irvine. The faculty in this department has diverse expertise and is involved in a wide variety of both basic and applied research. A focus on teamwork and cooperative activities is well developed. For more information, see the Department website: http://www.csupomona.edu/~biology/.
Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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 richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp.
|A fluorescent image of a live mammalian nerve-muscle preparation stained with FM1-43 and fluorescein-tagged ?-bungarotoxin, provided by the Voss laboratory in the Biological Sciences Department. The figure illustrates a brightly stained nerve (vertical structure) branching to form contacts with skeletal muscle fibers (horizontal structures). The brightest structures are the points of contact between the nerve and muscle fibers (neuromuscular junctions). Each muscle fiber is approximately 20 - 30 um in diameter.
Stem Cell Research
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