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Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Physiology

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 5, 2022
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Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Physiology

Position Number: F00371P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
Unit: Biological Sciences
Contact Person: Sherry Harrel
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

EKU’s Department of Biological Sciences ( includes a robust group of more than 25 full-time faculty who work collaboratively among themselves and with other departments and colleges at EKU. The department engages in both basic and applied research, and faculty have access to state-of-the-art biomedical research suites (constructed in 2017) with a wide range of scientific equipment allowing research from cellular to whole animal levels. Partnerships with R1 universities in the region afford our faculty and students access to molecular core facilities.

Position Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Physiology, beginning 7 August 2023.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate degree (MS) program courses with a variable 9 to 12 credit hour instructional load, including courses on Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 307 and 308), requisite courses in the Biomedical Sciences/Pre-PA major/concentration, and several programs in the College of Health Science. Additional responsibilities may include instruction in Careers in Biomedical Sciences (BIO 332), introductory Biology majors' courses and/or the candidate's area of expertise. The new faculty member will participate in pre-professional advising of Biomedical Science majors.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program, to pursue extramural funding from regional or national agencies, to mentor undergraduate and graduate (MS) students, and to interact with other faculty in relevant areas of mutual interest. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, vertebrate physiology, cell biology, developmental biology or embryology, endocrinology, and neurobiology.

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Pat Calie (, Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of hire in biology (vertebrate physiology) or a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.

Desired Qualifications:

Required Education Summary:

Posting Number: F00371P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 10/04/2022
Application Review Date: 10/24/2022
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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