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Assistant or Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University (A-State) invites applications for a tenure track position in Cell Biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any area of cell biology or a related subdiscipline. Those working in the areas of neurobiology, cell signaling, or cell physiology are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with postdoctoral training, previous experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and an established research record based on recent peer-reviewed publications

Duties & Responsibilities:


The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, direct undergraduate and graduate student research, and collaborate with faculty within, and external to, the department.  Several avenues for collaborative research at A-State are available with faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI), and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Jonesboro).  A start-up package and dedicated laboratory space in ABI is available with this position


The successful applicant must provide evidence of a commitment to high-quality teaching, and is expected to contribute to courses in support of emphasis areas in the pre-professional studies, biotechnology, or molecular biosciences programs.  The successful candidate will teach courses in cell biology, preferably to include microbiology, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.  Service at the department, college, and university level is expected




Demonstrated contributions to teaching subjects within the biological sciences

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CT on the position closing date

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and plans, teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to increasing diversity within the field of biology, and contact information for at least three references with your application. Inquiries and questions regarding this position may be directed to For full consideration, a completed application must be received no later than 28 October 2022

Arkansas State University is a comprehensive, state-supported, doctoral university with high research activity (R2). Faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences serve approximately 550 undergraduate students and about 50 Ph.D. and Masters students across the Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Molecular Biosciences graduate programs

Jonesboro is a community of over 70,000 people located in northeast Arkansas, amidst the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and Crowley’s Ridge ecoregions. We are an hour’s drive from Memphis, Tennessee, and the Ozark Highlands. Jonesboro boasts a regional center for quality healthcare, a variety of dining and entertainment options, a low cost of living, and plenty of recreational opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Ph.D. in any area of cell biology or a related subdiscipline

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