Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Tennessee, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Maryville College, a selective four-year liberal arts college committed to superior teaching, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology. We seek a broadly trained Cell Biologist who holds a Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level Cell Biology course, contribution to the introductory biology series, and general education courses. Preference will be given to candidates who are excellent and innovative teachers that use best practices to engage and retain students in STEM fields and can help reform an undergraduate biology curriculum to meet the needs of diverse students. Candidates with proven ability to advise undergraduate research are preferred, because supervision of senior research projects is expected. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a commitment to effectively advising students in health-related fields and mentoring minoritized students.

Founded in Maryville, Tenn., in 1819, Maryville College is one of the oldest baccalaureate-granting institutions of higher learning in the South.  Consistently ranked in the top tier of regional colleges and universities, it offers a curriculum notable for integrating a strong liberal arts core program, undergraduate research and emphasis on career preparation.  The student body of about 1200 is drawn mostly from the Southeast, Middle Atlantic States and the Midwest.  The College maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and encourages students, faculty and staff to grow in wisdom and work for justice.

Maryville is ideally situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city, and is within minutes of the major research facilities of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (MC holds associate membership), the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The College is also an institutional member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and the Appalachian College Association.  Its historic, 263-acre campus includes a 140-acre multi-use forest. 

Applications received by January 31 can be assured of full consideration.  Please apply online at Application materials should include a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Jennifer Brigati, Chair, Natural Sciences Division, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Three letters of reference (two of which should address teaching experience and/or potential) should be submitted by referees to


Maryville College is an equal opportunity employer, and specifically invites applications

from historically underrepresented groups.


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