Assistant Professor of Biology

TN Technological Univ.
Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee. Full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 2021. We seek a vertebrate physiologist with a strong interest in teaching human anatomy and physiology to health science students as well as upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization possibly including endocrinology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, vertebrate physiology, developmental biology, or similar. Other essential functions include developing an externally funded research program, advising undergraduate and graduate students, directing thesis research of M.S. and/or Ph.D. level graduate students, and ability to teach online courses if requested by the department. Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area applicable to vertebrate physiology, potential to develop a funded research program and to serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students are required. Preferred qualifications include previous university-level teaching experience and demonstrated record of publications and successful grantsmanship. Research specialty is open and should complement those of current faculty. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without the University’s sponsorship. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 16, 2021; position open until filled. All applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter addressing the qualifications and essential functions; a curriculum vitae; a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement of research interests, and a 1-2 page statement describing commitment to diversity and equity (upload in “Other Documents” slot on application); one recent publication; copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names with contact information of three professional references who may be contacted to upload recommendation letters. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Letters of inquiry should be sent to: Dr. Brian Carver, Vertebrate Physiologist Search Committee, Box 5063, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505 (Email:    

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Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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