Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor
Department Biological Sciences - 21100
Pay Grade 1
Job Category Faculty
Job Summary

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TENURE TRACK – East Tennessee State University, Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Primary responsibility is teaching organismal biology (anatomy, physiology, development) for majors at the introductory level. The successful applicant will also assist in development and implementation of strategies for student success and retention in our biology program, and participate in service activities in the department, university, and community. Research emphasis in organismal biology and/ or postsecondary teaching practice. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a research program including undergraduate and graduate students.

We encourage applicants who will enhance diversity and serve as a role model for a diverse student population. The position is subject to availability of funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Work in a team/collaborative environment with faculty, students and staff.
• Knowledge of modern organismal biology and modern teaching pedagogy
• Ability to teach large introductory level courses and contribute to laboratory content.
• Ability to supervise graduate teaching assistants

Required Qualifications

• A Ph.D. in biological sciences
• Documented evidence of teaching excellence
• Demonstrable research expertise in organismal biology or post-secondary teaching practice
• Effective communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of excellence and innovation in post-secondary biology teaching in a large classroom environment.
• A publication record in peer reviewed journals
• Post-doctoral research experience in organismal biology and/ or post-secondary teaching practice
• Record of successful grantsmanship


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00081P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? No
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? No
Open Date 09/22/2017
Close Date 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy and Unofficial Transcript.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Evidence of Teaching Excellence