Assistant Professor of Biology

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Classification TitleAssistant Professor of BiologyDivisionBiologyDepartmentCollege of Liberal Arts and SciencesFLSA StatusExempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)Work ScheduleIf Other (provide months)Full Time vs Part TimeFull TimeAppointmentRegularIf Term, specify number of yearsPrimary Function

The Biology Department seeks a physiologist for a tenure-track assistant professor position at one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. We seek candidates whose teaching and research interests center on
anatomy and physiology.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include laboratory courses in anatomy and physiology, regular participation departmental core courses, and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. The University has a 3/2 teaching load with both lecture and lab sections counting toward that total.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.


Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching in the context of the liberal arts tradition in education and plan a research program with opportunities for undergraduate involvement.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and list three references that we may contact. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Teaching Statement Guidelines
We are looking for applicants to specifically address inclusive teaching practices with examples from previous mentoring and/or classroom experiences. Such examples could include the use of best practices and/or thoughts about how to engage undergraduate students in the classroom. A clear understanding of personal strengths, with regard to teaching and/or mentoring, and a demonstrated interest in continued development as a teacher are also welcome.

Research Statement Guidelines
We are looking for applicants who have a clear sense of how they will conduct their research program at a small liberal arts institution. Such a description must address ideas for the recruitment and engagement of undergraduate students in research. Applicants are also welcome to discuss how their research program could link with their teaching. When describing scholarship, applicants should be aware that their research statement is being reviewed by faculty with broad disciplinary expertise. As such, a clear and accessible description of the applicant’s area of study and research goals are strongly encouraged.

Work Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and other University facilities.

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University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment PrescreeningEligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreeningNon-Discrimination Statement

The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Transcripts
    3. CV
    4. Research Plans
    5. Teaching Philosophy
    Optional Documents
    1. Miscellaneous 1
    2. Miscellaneous 2




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/5/2019
    Application Due: 10/15/2019
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