Position Announcement


Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences for full-time, tenure-track appointment

Effective Date

January 5, 2015


Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in biological science or related discipline by December 31, 2014with training or teaching experience in eukaryotic cell biology.


The successful applicant will teach introductory biology, Cell Biology, and may teach existing upper-division courses. New faculty are encouraged to develop an upper division course in their area of expertise. A typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, service to the department and the university, and other scholarly activities normally associated with the department. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated undergraduate teaching excellence and a clear plan for involving undergraduates in research.


Commensurate with qualifications.

The University

The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,100 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in teaching, research, and outreach. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment. Additional information about the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at www.utm.edu/departments/cens/biology/index.php


Interested persons must submit an online application at http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php or www.utm.edu and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Applicant must attach a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, an official transcript for the terminal degree. In addition, applicants will need to arrange for three original, current letters of reference to be sent independently as hard copies or PDF files to: Dr. Michael Kempf, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, 249 Brehm Hall, 574 University Street, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238 or mkempf@utm.edu. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Closing Date

The Search Committee will begin evaluating complete applications October 3, 2014, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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