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Assistant Professor - Disease Ecologist/Biologist

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, 37044
Position Summary

The Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor-Disease Ecologist. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2024. We are seeking a colleague whose interests complement and expand the Department's existing strengths in ecology and molecular biology ( Potential areas of interest include Human Diseases, Ecophysiology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions. We are seeking candidates with experience in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving access of under-served populations to graduate and professional programs in biology.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Department values faculty who excel in teaching and research and are committed to being part of a dynamic team. Teaching expectations for this position include General Biology and upper division courses, with labs, in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in sustained and substantive research that includes direction of undergraduate and graduate students. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: (1) molecular mechanisms of human diseases, (2) ecophysiology, (3) patterns of disease, and (4) evolution of disease. Modest research space, startup funds, and shared equipment will be made available.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A typical teaching load is two lectures and two labs per semester. Teaching assignments may involve travel to satellite campuses and/or distance learning formats. Successful applicants are expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) education and research. In addition, they are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, aid in curriculum development, and provide service to the Department and College.

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, epidemiology, or closely related field; ABD will be considered if all requirements are met by date of hire. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
  • Documented record of scholarly achievement and demonstrated ability to develop an extramurally funded research program appropriate for a regional university is expected.
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
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