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Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track Department 220710-Biology and Agriculture Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998225 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
To Apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998225.

Candidates should submit the following documentation:
  • A cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position.
  • Teaching and mentoring philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness).
  • Research plan
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. This is completed within the faculty profile.
Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process.

Review of applications begins December 9, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred starting date for this appointment is August 1, 2022 (Fall 2022 semester), but a Spring 2023 semester starting date may also be considered. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Aaron Geheber, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8291 or e-mail:

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, or abilities. Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Working hours:
Professional faculty hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 11/04/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
The University of Central Missouri’s Biology Program is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biology with a preferred start date of Pall 2022 (Spring 2023 start date may also be considered). This position includes teaching, research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include a course at all levels of departmental curriculum, including but not limited to a course at the introductory or general education level, mammalian physiology, and an upper-level/graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. The development of an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students is expected. The candidate will also be expected to help academically advise biology students, supervise internships, serve on university committees, and participate in curriculum development as needed. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths by utilizing expertise in physiological techniques, and any relevant molecular and cellular tools, to address research questions that impact human health or wildlife biology. The candidate will have access to renovated teaching spaces for instruction and can extend the classroom through research in a recently remodeled laboratory facility, an animal care facility, a wildlife research lab, or Pertle Springs Wildlife and Recreation Area.

The University of Central Missouri, located 35 miles southeast of the Kansas City Metropolitan area, is a public comprehensive university with more than 9,000 students providing a mid-sized university learning environment coupled with large-university opportunities. We offer a baccalaureate of science degree in biology with seven areas of emphasis and a baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science, and radiological technology, as well as master’s of science degree in biology. The Biology program has approximately 15 full-time faculty, four adjunct faculty, and five fulltime staff to serve over 500 total majors. The faculty and staff are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, service, and scholarship. Information about the department can be found at technology/school-of-natural-sciences/biology/. Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
PhD degree in Physiology, or a related area from an accredited institution; ABD will be considered, but the PhD degree must be completed by the start date. Computer Skills Experience
Required Qualifications:
1. Record of peer-reviewed publication addressing research questions in the field of physiology.
2. Demonstration of clear written and oral communication, as well as organizational skills.
3. Experience working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. University/College teaching experience.
2. Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research.
3. Evidence of assessment knowledge and experience utilizing active-learning strategies in the classroom.
4. Interest in advising student organizations.
5. Postdoctoral experience. Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Special Working Conditions: Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents

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