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Assistant Professor

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Job Title Assistant Professor
Department Biological Sciences - 21100
Pay Grade 1
Job Category Faculty
Job Summary
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TENURE TRACK – East Tennessee State University, Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in vertebrate wildlife biology beginning 15th August 2023.
Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Life Sciences (e.g. biology, natural resources, evolution, or related field) and a record of research excellence as demonstrated by high-quality publications in wildlife biology, ecology, or related fields. Postdoctoral experience and evidence of successful grantsmanship are desirable. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in vertebrate wildlife biology using state-of-the-art laboratory and/or field approaches. Candidates working on any vertebrate system will be considered but candidates working on systems in the southern Appalachian region are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will complement departmental strengths in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, and cell and molecular biology.
The successful candidate is expected to build an innovative, nationally recognized, and externally-funded research program, as well as contribute to effectively engaging undergraduate and graduate teaching, and mentoring that support diversity and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to teach in the areas of Natural Resources Ecology and Vertebrate Biology. Development of an introductory or advanced course in the candidate’s specialty is also expected. The successful applicant will assist in the development and implementation of strategies for student success and retention in our biology program, and in particular our concentration in natural resources ecology. The successful applicant will also participate in service activities in the department, university, and community. The position is subject to the availability of funds.
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy including a demonstrated commitment to engaging diverse student populations, statements of research interests, and names and contact information for three references via ETSU’s eJobs online application system.
The Department of Biological Sciences currently comprises thirteen faculty members engaged in a wide range of teaching and research activities. The Department serves approximately 450 majors and 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students. East Tennessee State University enrolls over 12,000 undergraduate students and offers 40 master’s degree programs, 12 doctoral degree programs, and 24 graduate certificates to over 2,300 graduate students. ETSU is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a city of about 67,000 located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, which is one of the most biodiverse regions in the US. The region has a total population of more than 400,000 and combines a low cost of living with amenities found in larger urban areas.
Equity and Inclusion are at the core of our work at East Tennessee State University. We are intentional about pursuing diversity, developing and building inclusive learning and working environments, and making sure all faculty, staff, and students are respected and welcomed in the Department of Biological Sciences. We believe all roads-Teaching, Research, and Service-lead to equity and inclusion. Our programming, scholarly activities, and academic offerings reflect our shared commitment to understanding and engaging the world around us. We embrace difference and believe it enriches our academic mission. We seek a faculty who shares our vision.
Search Committee Chair: Dr. Richard Carter, ETSU Department of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, Johnson City, TN 37614-0703, email: carterrt@etsu.edu. For more information, refer to the website https://www.etsu.edu/cas/biology/. ETSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from or information about women and minority candidates.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in life sciences (e.g. biology, natural resources, evolution, or related field)
  • Documented evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by high-quality publications in wildlife biology, ecology, or related fields
  • Effective communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • A publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Post-doctoral research experience in a closely related area
  • Record of successful grantsmanship
  • Candidates working on any vertebrate system will be considered but candidates working systems in the southern Appalachian region are particularly encouraged to apply
Salary

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number F00592P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? No
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? No
Open Date 08/19/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy including a demonstrated
commitment to engaging diverse student populations, statements of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. Transcripts must be submitted to be considered for review (unofficial transcripts or a copy of the transcript is acceptable for application purposes). Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Faculty positions are only required to be posted for a minimum of fourteen (14) calendar days. The closing date for this posting is subject to change without notice to applicants. All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.
Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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