Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences/Biomedical & Translational Science

Glassboro, Gloucester County
Jul 22, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 14,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is only the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients throughout Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight colleges--Rohrer College of Business and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Continuing Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics-and has been called upon by the state to create a College of Health Sciences. 

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics and the Department of Biomedical & Translational Sciences in the School of Biomedical Science & Health Professions at Rowan University seek an outstanding scholar and teacher for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program in animal physiology; we are particularly interested in candidates that can enhance current university initiatives related to biomedical sciences. Candidates who study physiology at the organismal or organ system levels, including (but not limited to) biomechanics and functional morphology, endocrinology, systems physiology, and integrative physiology, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's research program should provide opportunities for undergraduate and possibly Master's student research, training, and mentoring. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, post-doctoral experience, documented evidence of high-quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate level.

The Department of Biological Sciences' mission is to provide high-quality education and research experiences in biology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers a BS in Biology and co-sponsors the BS and MS programs in Bioinformatics. The Department of Biomedical & Translational Sciences is the home for new interdisciplinary biomedical initiatives, and will offer the BS in Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) starting with the first class in Fall 2014. The Department of Biomedical & Translational Sciences includes faculty members with joint appointments across the College of Science and Mathematics. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers located throughout Rowan University: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions.

Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of courses drawn from the following: undergraduate Core Biology lab courses, upper-level Biology lab courses (such as Animal Physiology, Human Physiology, Comparative Biomechanics, or other courses in the applicant's area of expertise), and undergraduate courses in TBS. Opportunities will also be available to teach graduate courses in a MS program currently being developed in TBS. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of curricular and research initiatives in both units, including integrating physiology into the TBS curriculum.

Start Date:  September 1, 2015

The application must be submitted through our online application system as a single file (PDF format) containing a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable).

Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to Ms. Tricia Joslin ( AND to Dr. Luke Holbrook ( 

The application deadline is November 15, 2014.  Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search, Dr. Luke Holbrook,

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

 All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.