Assistant/Associate Professor of EVSC Biology

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Assistant/Associate Professor of EVSC Biology

Tusculum University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology, available for Spring 24 with an emphasis in zoology, and a preference for vertebrate biology experience. Located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, Tusculum provides the successful applicant the opportunity to foster experiential learning in undergraduates. This is a full-time position. Tusculum faculty are responsible for teaching a minimum of 12 credits/semester, advising, service, scholarship, and professional development.

Tusculum’s mission is to engage our students by building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit. Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals. (


A PhD degree in discipline is preferred; teaching experience with undergraduates is required. A Master’s degree with at least 18 Masters level or higher credits in the discipline may be considered.

Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer; the College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics is particularly interested in applications for this position from underrepresented populations. Tusculum participates in E-Verify, and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants will be required to submit to substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University.

This position is subject to the results of a pre-employment background check, which includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States as all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Heather Henson-Ramsey, Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter (which should include a summary of the statement of teaching philosophy), CV, copies of transcripts, the names and contact information of 3-5 references, and Tusculum University application (This form is located at the top of the web page: electronically to Attn: EVSC Biology


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At Tennessee’s first college, join students from across the country and across the world who’ve come together  to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

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