Assistant Professor (Biology-Animal Physiology)

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General Summary

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Animal Physiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2021.

The Department of Biology is situated in a renovated science complex with shared resources needed for a research program, including a vivarium. The Department of Biology hosts 21 faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests and offers undergraduate programs in Biology and Biology teaching, as well as graduate programs in Biology, Ecology and Organismal Biology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology. Eastern Michigan University has an enrollment of ~18,000 students and is located in Ypsilanti in southeastern Michigan, in between Ann Arbor and the Detroit metro area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


We seek an individual with a Ph.D., research experience in animal physiology, and a demonstrated ability and interest to teach at the college level. We value an inclusive environment, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program that engages a diverse student population in undergraduate and Master's-level research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop courses, including Human Physiology, Concepts in Physiology, and an upper level course in their area of expertise. Human Physiology is a popular course, and the candidate will be expected to help coordinate the lecture and lab components of this course with other instructors.

Supplemental Information

Application packages should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a one-page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, and up to three reprints or pre-prints. The research and teaching statements should include a description of your experiences, goals, and strategies for mentoring and engaging students at a primarily undergraduate institution.

Eastern Michigan University is an institution of opportunity with a diverse student population including under-represented, non-traditional, and working students. We value applicants that demonstrate their plans to support and make welcome minoritized students in the classroom and in research.

Letters of reference will be requested later in the application process.

Review of applications will begin January 5 and continue until the successful candidate is hired. For additional information, contact Dr. Tom Mast ([email protected]), 441 Mark Jefferson, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, telephone (734) 487-4242. Department web site:

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of interview.


Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time