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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Type of Employment:Faculty # of openings:1 Location:ASU-Jonesboro Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Closing:10/29/22

Please note: All postings close at 12 A.M. CST on the closing date. A-State participates in E-Verify.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University (A-State) invites applications for a tenure track position in Cell Biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin in August 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any area of cell biology or a related subdiscipline. Those working in the areas of neurobiology, cell signaling, or cell physiology are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with postdoctoral training, previous experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and an established research record based on recent peer-reviewed publications

Duties & Responsibilities:

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 (ABI), and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (Jonesboro). A start-up package and dedicated laboratory space in ABI is available with this position

The successful applicant must provide evidence of a commitment to high-quality teaching, and is expected to contribute to courses in support of emphasis areas in the pre-professional studies, biotechnology, or molecular biosciences programs. The successful candidate will teach courses in cell biology, preferably to include microbiology, and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Service at the department, college, and university level is expected


Demonstrated contributions to teaching subjects within the biological sciences

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. CT on the position closing date

To Apply:
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 with your application. Inquiries and questions regarding this position may be directed to [email protected] For full consideration, a completed application must be received no later than 28 October 2022

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 550 undergraduate students and about 50 Ph.D. and Masters students across the Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Molecular Biosciences graduate programs

Jonesboro is a community of over 70,000 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 cell biology or a related subdiscipline

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A destination university focused on the mission of educating leaders, enhancing intellectual growth and enriching lives, Arkansas State University is a doctoral-level institution serving residents of Arkansas, the Mid-South and the Delta with over 150 majors from its main campus in Jonesboro, Ark.

A Division I BCS member and home to research programs including the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Delta Center for Economic Development, A-State began in 1909 as the region’s agricultural and educational hub. Expanding today with its first international campus location set for Mexico and a plan for a college of osteopathic medicine in Jonesboro, Arkansas State is known world-wide.

With enrollment topping 13,500, we are the second largest university in the state. Our wide selection of doctoral programs includes Molecular Biosciences, Heritage Studies, Environmental Science, Educational Leadership, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Our online programs include a nationally ranked MBA degree. A-State has unique offerings such as the only College of Fine Arts in the state. From our on-campus child care center to the Cooper Alumni Center, we remain connected to our students. Arkansas State University values its commitment to diversity and services for the community, region and state.

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