Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track
220710-Biology and Agriculture
Per faculty salary model
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found
at https://jobs.ucmo.edu/ and apply to position 998225.
Candidates should submit the following documentation:
1. A cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest,
qualifications, and experience for the position.
2. Teaching and mentoring philosophy (including evidence of
3. Research plan.
4. A curriculum vitae.
5. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
6. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional
references. This is completed within the faculty profile.
Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate
transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in
the search process.
Review of applications begins April 11, 2021 and continues until
the position is filled. The preferred starting date for this
appointment is August 2, 2021 (Fall 2021 semester), but a Spring
2022 semester starting date may also be considered. This is a
9-month appointment. Direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Dr. Aaron Geheber, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8291
or e-mail: email@example.com.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of
this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and specifically invites applications from women, minorities,
veteran status and people with disabilities.
Professional faculty hours
Open Until Filled
The University of Central Missouri’s Biology Program is seeking
applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of
Biology with a preferred start date of Fall 2021 (Spring 2022 start
date may also be considered). This position includes teaching,
research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include a
course at all levels of departmental curriculum, including but not
limited to a course in human physiology, animal physiology, and a
graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The
development of an externally funded, collaborative research program
involving undergraduate and graduate students is expected. The
candidate will also be expected to help academically advise biology
students, supervise internships, serve on university committees,
and participate in curriculum development as needed. The successful
candidate will complement existing departmental strengths by
utilizing expertise in physiological techniques, and any relevant
molecular and cellular tools, to address research questions that
impact human health or wildlife biology. The candidate will have
access to renovated teaching spaces for instruction and can extend
the classroom through research in a recently remodeled laboratory
facility, an animal care facility, a wildlife research lab, or
Pertle Springs Wildlife and Recreation Area.
Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training
PhD degree in Physiology, or a related area from an accredited
institution; ABD will be considered, but the PhD degree must be
completed by the start date.
1. Record of peer-reviewed publication addressing research
questions in the field of physiology.
2. Demonstration of clear written and oral communication, as well
as organizational skills.
3. Experience working effectively with people from diverse
1. University/College teaching experience.
2. Experience teaching physiology to human health students.
3. Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research.
4. Evidence of assessment knowledge and experience utilizing
active-learning strategies in the classroom.
5. Interest in advising student organizations.
6. Postdoctoral experience.
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral,
written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment
preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage
multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Research Statement