Assistant Professor-Biology

  • Pittsburg State University
  • Pittsburg, KS
  • May 24, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job Description

The Department of Biology at Pittsburg State University invites applications for a 9 month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in biology, anatomy, physiology, or related fields, with expertise in Human Physiology. At least two years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience and evidence of ability to teach at a professional school level are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and be skilled in methods of engaged learning, the use of instructional technology, and directing undergraduate and graduate research. A balance between innovative teaching, original research, extensive advising of students on the pre-health career track, and service to the university are central components of this position.

Teaching responsibilities will include Human Physiology for pre-medical and other pre-health students, including lecture and laboratory components. Additional upper-level courses such as Development, Neurobiology, Pathophysiology, and others that complement existing upper division classes to be developed based on candidate's area of expertise; also potentially introductory courses such as Anatomy & Physiology or Principles of Biology may be assigned, depending on departmental needs. Other expectations include ability to conduct independent research and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application: For a full description and to apply online visit Electronic submissions only. Interested and qualified applicants should upload 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) research statement, including involvement of undergraduate and graduate students, and 5) contact information for three recommendation.(Please combine files into one or two documents.)

Review of applications is ongoing ad will continue until the position is filled. The expected starting date for this position is Fall 2023. Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts will be required as an essential condition of employment.

Position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship

Satisfactory criminal and sex offender background checks will be required for employment.

Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Other Information: Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, enrolling approximately 6000 students annually. The institution has Colleges in the fields of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology. For more information see: Pittsburg has a population of approximately 20,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 50,000 residents. Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east. Close airports are Joplin Regional, NWA Regional, or Springfield. For more information see:

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