Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Southeast Missouri State University
Job Description
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Biology

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include upper division courses in cell and molecular biology, lower division core courses in the biology major, and non-majors courses.  Advising of majors is expected.  The successful candidate will develop a research program involving undergraduate and graduate students in the cellular and molecular biology of a non-vertebrate model system.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 1, 2019) in Cell Biology or related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Evidence of active research in cellular biology of non-vertebrate systems with the potential to engage Southeast students in significant research activities
  • Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within and outside the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion. 

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 23, 2018.

To Apply:
Submit the following items online at
  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Name and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Biology can be found at
University and Regional Facts:
Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Its intercollegiate athletics program is classified NCAA Division I and the University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.  The University currently sponsors 15 sports; 6 for men and 9 for women. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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