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Assistant Professor-Microbiologist

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Position Information


Posting Number 2012479Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor-Microbiologist
Pay Rate Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Regular/Temporary Regular
If temporary, list duration
Type of Appointment Tenure Track
Contract Period 9 month
Employment Category
Adjunct Position? No


Position Summary Information


Position Summary
The Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor-Microbiologist. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2023. We are seeking a colleague whose interests complement and expand the Department’s existing strengths in wildlife and molecular biology (http://www.apsu.edu/biology). Potential areas of interest include Wildlife/Plant Microbial Diseases, Microbial Symbioses, and Animal/Plant Microbiomes. We are seeking candidates with experience in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving access of under-served populations to graduate and professional programs in biology. Candidates should have a record of scholarly achievement and demonstrate the ability to develop an extramurally funded research program appropriate for a regional university. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in sustained and substantive research that includes direction of undergraduate and graduate students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching expectations for this position include General Biology, General Microbiology, and Microbial Pathogenesis courses with laboratories, and the development of other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A typical teaching load is two lectures and two labs per semester.

  • Teaching assignments may involve travel to satellite campuses and/or distance learning formats.

  • Candidates are expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) education and research.

  • Candidates are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, aid in curriculum development, and provide service to the Department and College.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • The Department values faculty who excels in teaching and research and are committed to being part of a dynamic team.
Physical Requirements
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in biology, microbiology, or closely related field; ABD will be considered if all requirements are met by date of hire;
  • Candidates should have a record of scholarly achievement and demonstrate the ability to develop an extramurally funded research program appropriate for a regional university;
  • Modest research space and equipment will be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs; A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
  • Postdoctoral experience is preferred, although not required.


Posting Detail Information


Open Date 08/26/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV.
Required documents: Please submit a statement of research interests, a teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement that describes how candidates will work with underrepresented groups in both teaching and research.
If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “facultyapplications@apsu.edu” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.
You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.
The Office of Equity, Access, & Inclusion (OEAI) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination/harassment policies, 416 College Street, Clarksville, TN 37044, Phone: (931) 221-7267, Email: OEAI-Diversity@apsu.edu .

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