Submitted: 10 January 2024
Department: Biological Sciences
Institution: Marshall University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 1 February 2024
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Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Anatomy. The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Marshall University is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD in the life sciences, at least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience, and a research program in comparative, gross, and/or micro- vertebrate anatomy.

The new hire is expected to bring to the position a competitive research program in the broad area of vertebrate functional anatomy, and introduce new model organisms and novel approaches to the department. This research program should expand on and form collaborations within existing strengths in the department, such as evolution, organismal biology, ecology, physiology, and molecular biology. We will consider applicants with research programs in any vertebrate taxon but are especially interested in candidates with an interest in mammalian systems and questions that integrate vertebrate anatomy and morphology with functional questions in extant organisms. A research program that makes use of vertebrate collections will be considered a plus.

Teaching responsibilities will predominantly be in the department’s general education and core courses for biology majors including courses in both human anatomy and vertebrate comparative anatomy. Prior experience in teaching undergraduate courses in vertebrate anatomy, mammalogy, and/or microanatomy/histology is preferred. The hire will also be expected to develop new graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in their specific area of interest.

Our Department and College value exemplary teaching and research. The successful candidate will possess an independent, collaborative, and competitive research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to enthusiastic, innovative, and inclusive teaching.

Location MU - Marshall University

Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and internal equity

Qualifications Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

Required Qualifications Education The successful candidate must have a PhD in the life sciences.

Experience The successful candidate must have developed excellent teaching and communication skills. A record of research publications in refereed journals and evidence of active pursuit of external funding is also required. At least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications Education

Experience Experience teaching anatomy or related courses is preferred. Posting Detail Information Posting Number MU1416F Open Date 12/21/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary The Search Committee is asking applicants for a “Vison statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM” – this can be submitted under Other Documents.

The search committee requests that up to three reference letters be submitted with your application. Please enter your references’ information in the Reference Letter Submission section of the application. Your references will be notified via email to submit their reference letters to the search committee in our Applicant Tracking system.

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