Faculty Job in Academic & University Biology (Ecological/Molecular Toxicologist), Tenure-Track Faculty


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Basic and Applied Sciences

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 (#103160) at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the area of Ecological and/or Molecular Toxicology. Start date for this
position is August 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have the freedom to develop a research program (lab and/or field focused) that
will gain national recognition and secure external funding. No specific area of expertise within the area of ecological and/or molecular
toxicology will be given preference. The candidate will be expected to mentor students (undergraduate, MS, and PhD) and teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses (specific courses will be determined by the candidate’s expertise).

The Department of Biology has
recently moved 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: http://mtsu.edu/biology)

Required Education:
PhD in Ecology, Environmental Toxicology, Molecular Biology or a closely related discipline by
appointment date.

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
  • An Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational
    Assistance Programs
  • Sick leave

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to
include a statement of teaching philosophy, their Research Statement or Creative Activities as appropriate to the discipline, their
curriculum vitae, and cover letter at the time of online application.

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty
Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Lynn Boyd, Chair, Department of
Biology at Lynn.Boyd@mtsu.edu

Additional Information:
If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts
(not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview. In order to complete an
employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S.
institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated
by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders
(external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online
hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be
returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters of
recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full
consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S.
employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615)

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information:
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to
be considered for this position.

MTSU, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution.

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