Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track
220710-Biology and Agriculture
Per faculty salary model
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must complete an on-line faculty
profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu/ and apply to position
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
- 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
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
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
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.
Professional faculty hours
Open Until Filled
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 https://w-ww.ucmo.edu/college-of-health-science-and-
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.
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
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
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- Research Statement