Assistant Professor - Animal Physiology

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Physiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2021. We seek an individual with a Ph.D., research experience in animal physiology, and a demonstrated ability and interest to teach at the college level. We value an inclusive environment, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program that engages a diverse student population in undergraduate and Master's-level research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop courses, including Human Physiology, Concepts in Physiology, and an upper level course in their area of expertise. Human Physiology is a popular course, and the candidate will be expected to help coordinate the lecture and lab components of this course with other instructors.

The Department of Biology is situated in a renovated science complex with shared resources needed for a research program, including a vivarium. The Department of Biology hosts 21 faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests and offers undergraduate programs in Biology and Biology teaching, as well as graduate programs in Biology, Ecology and Organismal Biology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology. Eastern Michigan University has an enrollment of ~18,000 students and is located in Ypsilanti in southeastern Michigan, in between Ann Arbor and the Detroit metro area. 

Application packages should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and up to three reprints or pre-prints. The research and teaching statements should include a description of your experiences, goals, and strategies for mentoring and engaging students at a primarily undergraduate institution. Eastern Michigan University is an institution of opportunity with a diverse student population including under-represented, non-traditional, and working students. We value applicants that demonstrate their plans to support and make welcome minoritized students in the classroom and in research.

Letters of reference will be requested later in the application process. Please upload materials to: under Assistant Professor of Biology (Animal Physiology). Review of applications will begin January 5 and continue until the successful candidate is hired.  For additional information, contact Dr. Tom Mast (, 441 Mark Jefferson, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, telephone (734) 487-4242.  Department web site:  Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.