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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Physiology (tenure-track)

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio University ( invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track physiologist position at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of August 2024.

We are interested in candidates who use integrative approaches (experimental, comparative, -omics, or computational) in the widely defined field of physiology, including but not limited to energetics, hormonal regulation, behavior, neurophysiology, aging, immune function, microbiomes, toxicology or ecophysiology. We particularly encourage candidates whose research program emphasizes basic science, as opposed to solely clinically relevant or translational research.

Candidates will be expected to establish an innovative, extramurally funded research program. We seek applicants whose research interests complement and extend our departmental strengths in cellular and molecular biology, physiology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and ecology, and who can collaborate with faculty in a broad-based biology department. Faculty members in the department teach and mentor undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students. Teaching will include an upper-level undergraduate course in physiology and two additional courses that fill departmental teaching needs and are consistent with the candidate’s expertise.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. We seek candidates who demonstrate an understanding of barriers to equitable outcomes in STEM fields and a commitment to promote diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or public engagement.

Ohio University and the Department of Biological Sciences

Ohio University is a Carnegie Foundation R1 residential campus with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. Founded in 1804 and nestled in the foothills of the Appalachia, Ohio University Athens campus consists of nine colleges and multiple interdisciplinary programs. The Department of Biological Sciences has a diverse intellectual community of faculty and scientists and a curriculum designed to prepare students for specific careers, graduate school, and professional schools. The city of Athens is a family-friendly and culturally diverse community, that offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences or a related field, and postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates should provide evidence of research excellence demonstrated by a record of extramural support and publications in relevant journals, and a research statement that outlines an innovative, forward-looking research program. Teaching experience is desirable.

Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional Information is available at

Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, please apply at the link below by November 26, 2023.

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