Assistant Professor in Anatomy and Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University is accepting applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in anatomy and vertebrate evolutionary biology. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and establish an active, externally-funded research program including undergraduates and MS students. The primary teaching responsibility will be a service course in Human Anatomy for nursing and other pre-professional undergraduates, without cadaver dissection. The desired area of research is broadly defined as vertebrate evolutionary biology. The department has existing strengths in vertebrate paleontology, herpetology, mammalogy, and analytical paleobiology. The successful applicant may either add to or complement these strengths.
Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a PhD in biology or a closely-related discipline, excellent teaching and communication skills, and experience in teaching human anatomy. A record of research publications and active pursuit of external funding is also required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Special Instructions Summary:
All candidates selected for an on campus interview will be required to have their official transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate) forwarded directly from their degree granting institution(s) to the Search Committee Chair.
To apply, please go to the job listing at and click on Apply To This Job. Applicants will need a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, research statement, and representative reprints. All files must be uploaded to the website. Review of applications will begin October 31. For questions or more information, please contact F. Robin O’Keefe at