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Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Department of Biology

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 6, 2023

Job Details

Biological Sciences

Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Department of Biology

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to start Fall 2024.

Our new colleague will teach Anatomy and Physiology courses that serve Biological Sciences as well as Nursing and Allied Health programs. Additional courses may include Human Anatomy (with cadavers), Human Physiology, and Introductory Biology for majors and non-majors. Opportunities will exist to develop courses in their specialty that complement our current courses and fulfill departmental needs. The typical teaching load for this position is 12 credit hours during each of the spring and fall semesters. Candidates must have a strong desire to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and M.S. graduate research, and contribute to departmental and university service. There will also be opportunities to develop outreach and community engagement activities.

FHSU and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the following.
  • A cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications to teach a combination of the listed courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate research.
  • A CV listing teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and service experiences.
  • A statement (300-word max) explaining how they will help FHSU achieve racial, ethnic, and gender diversity that is representative of our state and student populations.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered.
  • Evidence that the candidate can teach general biology courses (majors and non-majors) and at least one other course listed in the ad.
  • Experience with human cadavers.
  • Evidence of teaching (lecture and/or lab) effectiveness in higher education. Teaching assistant experience is acceptable.
  • Proficiency with online learning tools and resources.
  • Evidence of potential for a sustained research program.
  • Positive experiences mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated active engagement in professional development.
  • Evidence of contributions to the development of course and program assessments.
RANK: Assistant Professor


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, applicants should apply by December 4.

Salary: Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and discipline.

BENEFITS : Competitive benefits package

  • Teaching lecture and lab classes in biology (online and in-person)
  • Student success coaching
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students
  • Departmental service
  • Scholarly research
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name : Medhavi Ambardar

Email :

Phone : 785-628-4641


The Department of Biological Sciences has 16 full-time faculty positions representing the disciplines of anatomy, botany, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and zoology. The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology. Graduate teaching assistants facilitate undergraduate labs; additional graduate assistantships are available through the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and donor-supported research fellowships. In the department, several colleagues with research interests in the biomedical sciences are supported by K-INBRE funding ( ). Available departmental research resources include microbiology and molecular biology research equipment, extensive aquatic and terrestrial sampling equipment, excellent computing and GIS facilities, outstanding technical support, large museum collections for plants, insects, and vertebrates, a tract of native prairie, a greenhouse, and other related resources. The department is housed in Albertson Hall, which includes technologically enhanced classrooms and laboratories. We are one of the only regional institutions to teach a Human Anatomy course with eight cadavers. The department employs a full-time lab coordinator, an office manager, and a half-time greenhouse manager.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.


 Fort Hays State University

Fort Hays State University was founded in 1902 as the Western Branch of Kansas State Normal School. The institution was originally located on the grounds of Fort Hays, a Nineteenth-Century frontier military outpost. The state of Kansas initially intended the university’s academic programs to focus on agriculture, but it opened as a “normal” or teacher’s college.

FHSU today is a regional comprehensive public university where determined, innovative and caring faculty and staff share a deep commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Our mission is to develop the engaged global citizen-leaders our world needs today. 

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