Assistant Professor of Physiology Location:
Biological Sciences Regular/Temporary:
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This is a tenure-eligible position.
Individuals are invited to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University (NAU). We are seeking an individual with research interests to complement existing strengths in integrative and translational physiology. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Bachelor of Science degree, MS and PhD programs in the Biological Sciences through teaching upper division and graduate-level classes in disciplines including, but not limited to, neuromuscular physiology, neurobiology, endocrinology, human physiology, environmental physiology, animal physiology, comparative anatomy, vertebrate zoology, or biomechanics. In addition to teaching duties, candidates will be expected to: (1) develop a research program using cutting-edge physiological techniques to elucidate fundamental biological/physiological mechanisms with implications for understanding human, animal, and/or environmental physiology; (2) obtain external funding to support laboratory research within a framework of basic or applied questions in comparative, integrative, or human physiology, (3) service for the department, college, university, and discipline. NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire an individual with a strong track record of engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors
Up to two tenure-track positions may be available, depending on the availability of funding.
- PhD with a research emphasis in Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics or related area;
- At least one year of postdoctoral research experience (completed by August 22, 2022);
- At least two semesters of teaching at the college/university level.
- Three or more semesters of college/university teaching, experience in the specific courses listed or equivalent with evidence of teaching success;
- Experience or interest in student research mentorship at the graduate and/or undergraduate level;
- Experience submitting proposals for external and/or internal research funding;
- Evidence of research success in the form of publications;
- Evidence of research complementary with current faculty, including opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty from other units at NAU;
- Evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines, such as bioengineering, informatics, environmental science or related fields
- Demonstrated experience with or commitment to working with students, colleagues, and community members from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds, specifically historically underrepresented communities.
The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University serves more than 2,500 undergraduate majors across six bachelor-degree programs. The department has more than 100 students enrolled in graduate programs, both at the MS and PhD levels. With a strong tradition of teacher-scholars, the Department of Biological Sciences has research strengths in many areas of Biology, including: Physiology, Ecology/Ecosystems Science, and Microbiology. With a location in Flagstaff, Arizona at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Northern Arizona University allows unparalleled access to a variety of life zones and ecosystems on the Colorado Plateau.
Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
$64,000 - $68,000 Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605924, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) Cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) A one-page statement of experiences and plans for contributing to a diverse and inclusive community of colleagues and students (see below), (4) Statement of research interests and plans, (5) Statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness including approaches for inclusive and interdisciplinary teaching, (6) Unofficial transcript, and (7) Contact information for three references including names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Review of applications begins 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled or closed.
Please include a one-page DEIJ statement that addresses your values and/or philosophy, accomplishments, experiences, education, and training with DEIJ. We highly encourage the integration of one or more of the following considerations into your statement and to be as specific and concrete as possible in any examples you provide.
- Past and future integration of DEIJ aspects and issues into your teaching activities, and any impact of that DEIJ inclusion on students, the institution, your discipline, and the larger community.
- Past or future integration of DEIJ aspects or issues into your research activities, and any impact of that integration on students, the institution, your discipline, and the larger community.
- Academic, professional, industry, and/or community service that contributes to building respectful and inclusive organizational climates, advances institutional recruitment of marginalized people, and raises awareness of DEIJ issues.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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