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Job No. 140083

  • Job Title:
  • Biology (Evolutionary Biology), Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Employer:
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Location:
  • Murfreesboro , TN
  • Posting Date:
  • 07-Jan-2019
  • Description:
  • University Expectations
    MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

    Job Description
    The Department of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member (#103070) at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the area of evolutionary biology. Start date for this position is August 1, 2019.

    The successful candidate will be expected to mentor students (undergraduate, MS, and PhD) and establish an independent research program (laboratory and/or field research) that will gain national recognition. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in General Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Biosatistics, and/or organismal courses in his/her area of expertise. The ability to contribute to courses in Entomology and Speciation is desirable but not required.

    The Department of Biology has moved recently into a newly constructed 250,000 square foot science building that includes a greenhouse, an animal research facility, and ample laboratory research space. (Department of Biology information: The department hosts both a Master’s program and interdisciplinary doctoral program in Molecular Biosciences (MOBI). The hire will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program and provide evidence of productive scholarship appropriate to the applicant’s current career stage.

    Required Education
    PhD in evolutionary biology or other relevant field by appointment date.

    Required Related Experience
    Required License/Registration/Certification
    Other Desirable
    Applicants with postdoctoral experience, a strong research record that includes impactful peer-reviewed publications and a level of grant funding that reflects high productivity at the applicant’s current career stage will receive special consideration.

    Salary and Benefits
    Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
    • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
    • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution
    • An Employee Assistance Program
    • Educational Assistance Programs
    • Sick leave
  •  Contact information:
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • United States
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