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Lecturer - BIOT 610: Current Topics and Emerging Technologies in the Life Sciences (Fall 2024)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty - Natural Sciences

BIOT 610: Current Topics and Emerging Technologies in the Life Sciences

  • Position: Instructional Faculty, Special Programs - For Credit
  • Semester: Fall 2024
  • Day/Time: Lecture: Wednesdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Lab: Mondays, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Modality: In-person
  • College: CSTEM – College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
  • Department: Biology, Master of Biotech through Extended Learning

The Department of Biology at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for the Masters of Biotechnology program to teach BIOT 610: Current Topics and Emerging Technologies in the Life Sciences with a focus on Artificial Intelligence an Big Data.  The 16-week lecture and the laboratory courses will be taught in person, from 8/26-9/14/2024.

Minimum qualifications:

    • A Master of Science degree and experience teaching, or equivalent practical experience in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
    • Communication and Presentation Skills
    • Course Design (can design a well-structured syllabus, select appropriate course materials, and can incorporate fundamental tools and techniques used to study protein structure and function)
    • Continuous Learning and Adaptability (commitment to staying update with latest research techniques and developments).
    • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data theory and practice including related to applications in the life science industry, the tools and technologies, challenges, and  ethical issues such as data privacy and security, deep fakes and misinformation.
    • Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Molecular Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent and/or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students/employees in topics related to artificial intelligence and big data to enable high-throughput screening of compounds, real time monitoring and analysis, and/or applications related to molecular diagnostics, predictive analytics, process optimizations, imaging, quality control, etc…
  • Industry Experience in big data and artificial intelligence
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Salary commensurate with degree level and experience

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $2,146 per Weighted Teaching Unit (WTU) 
  • CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,146 per Weighted Teaching Unit (WTU) 


To apply, please prepare to submit the following:

  • Your completed faculty application
  • Curriculum Vitae (uploaded)
  • Contact information for three current references
  • Letter of interest (uploaded)

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on July 1, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates 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 named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities 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.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is 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 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 in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide CSU Vaccination Policy can be reviewed at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/13116180/latest/. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu.

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