Job opportunity: assistant professor, biology, global change ecology (517800)

Deadline for application: 15 October 2022

Job Description:

San Francisco State University, Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Change Ecology to begin August 2023. We seek applicants conducting research in Global Change Ecology, broadly defined (e.g., climate change, biodiversity loss, land use change, invasive species). We welcome scientists developing an externally funded research program towards a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the effects and consequences of global change on ecological systems, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and coupled natural-human systems across temporal and spatial scales. Research foci may include nature-based adaptation solutions to reduce the causes and impacts of global change (e.g., sea level rise, carbon emissions, fire, ocean acidification, nutrient pollution, hypoxia, etc.). We are open to all research approaches, including experimental field-based research, computational or mathematical modeling, and/or machine learning within the context of natural communities or at the urban/natural ecosystem interface. The successful candidate may also address how social justice and incorporating traditional ecological knowledge fits into understanding and addressing global change through research or outreach. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the SFSU academic community by working on important and relevant research areas, whose teaching and research engages our diverse student body and improves their academic success, and whose service is meaningful to our institution as well as the broader community.


The position requires both graduate and undergraduate teaching in biology. Curricular contributions could include Introductory Biology, Climate change, Evolution, Ecology, Research Design and Data Analysis, and specialty courses in the candidate’s area of research focus at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to engage, mentor, and advise undergraduate and master’s students in directed research. The successful candidate is also expected to continue an active, externally-funded research program in their area of expertise, and to participate in committee and service assignments at the department and university level, and to their professional community.



  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and post-doctoral experience in a biology or biology-related field are required.
  • Record of scientific and mentorship accomplishments in biology and global change ecology.
  • Evidence of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted through PageUp to receive consideration. To apply, please visit and upload the following materials:

1) a letter of intent relating your experience to the required qualifications,

2) a current CV (please feel free to address the impact of COVID-19 on your productivity),

3) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (1 – 3 pages),

4) a statement of current research and future research plans (up to 4 pages),

5) a statement of equity, inclusion, and diversity (1 – 3 pages) that describes your experience and plans to address diversity through teaching, research, and service in support of SF State’s diverse student and community populations, including how you would create an affirming and anti-racist environment for all students.

6) Representative sample of 3-5 published papers

7) names and contact information of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Submit all materials online to PageUp by October 15, 2022. Review of applications will commence on October 16, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct all questions about the position to the chair of the Global Change Ecology Committee, Dr. Andrea Swei,

Careers in Government, Califormia State University (CSU) San Francisco, 16 August 2022. More information.

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