Assistant Professor 9 Mo

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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Closing:1/4/21 Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Type of Employment:Faculty Location:ASU-Jonesboro


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University invites applicants for a tenure track position in microbiology at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin in August 2021

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, direct undergraduate and graduate student research, and collaborate with faculty within and external to the department. Several avenues for collaborative research at A-State are available with faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, the Ecotoxicology Research Facility, the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections, and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Jonesboro)

Applicants must also provide evidence of a commitment to high-quality teaching and will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate preprofessional program. The successful candidate will teach courses in microbiology, and upper level courses within the candidate’s area of specialization. The ability to teach in the areas of cell biology and genetics is desirable. Service at the department, college, and university level is expected

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Faculty work load includes teaching, research, creative activity, service, and professional development in the best interest of the students and community at large
  • All faculty members are expected to assume student academic advisement responsibilities in addition to their regular teaching loads
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Arkansas State University is a comprehensive, state-supported, doctoral university with high research activity (R2). Faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences serve approximately 500 undergraduate students and about 60 Ph.D. and Master students across the Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Molecular Biosciences graduate programs. Jonesboro is a community of nearly 75,000 people located in northeast Arkansas, amidst the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and Crowley’s Ridge ecoregions. We are an hour’s drive from Memphis, Tennessee, and the Ozark Highlands. Jonesboro boasts a regional center for quality healthcare, a variety of dining and entertainment options, a low cost of living, and plenty of recreational opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Ph.D. in any area of microbiology or a related subdiscipline

Preference will be given to individuals with previous postdoctoral training, experience in mentoring students, and an established research record

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and plans, teaching philosophy, a statement of commitment to increasing diversity within the field of biology, and contact information for at least three references. For any questions, feel free to reach out directly to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tanja McKay, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on position closing date




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Job No:
Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 1/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time