Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Department of
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
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.
To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS
electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Evidence of contributions to the development of course and
Screening of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To
guarantee full consideration, applicants should apply by December
Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College
and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and
: Competitive benefits package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
If you have questions regarding the position, please
- Teaching lecture and lab classes in biology (online and
- Student success coaching
- Mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students
- Departmental service
- Scholarly research
: Medhavi Ambardar
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
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 ( https://www.k-inbre.org/
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
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.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position:
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 www.kpers.org
further information on how this might affect you.