Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, vision, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of full time MSU employees are entitled to tuition waivers for dependents, up to 15 credits/year. The position is a nine-month appointment.
The Biomedical Sciences Department in the McQueary College of Health and Human Services at Missouri State University is searching for a colleague to join our vibrant and collegial department (one of three open positions). The position is for a tenure track, nine-month appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The University has a Public Affairs Mission and is committed to the pillars of Cultural Competence, Ethical Leadership and Community Engagement. We currently enroll more than 24,000 students (approximately 20,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students). The Department of Biomedical Sciences has 12 full time faculty members, 12 graduate students (MS), and approximately 380 undergraduate majors. The ideal candidate will share MSU’s commitment to our diverse student population preparing them for their future careers.
We seek a candidate who can demonstrate a commitment to inclusive teaching practices and expertise in cell and molecular biology. Teaching responsibilities include instructing, advising, and supporting both undergraduate and graduate students as well as providing access to high impact practices aimed at increasing student retention, persistence, and success. Research responsibilities include development of an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students resulting in peer-reviewed publications and applications for extramural funding to support research. Candidates should provide service to the department, college, university, and community to fulfill the Public Affairs Mission.
Requested Start Date:
August 12, 2024
Application Materials, Contact, and Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on December 4, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply online at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/72013. Application documents to be submitted online are:
A cover letter
A curriculum vitae
The names and contact information of at least three references
Unofficial or official copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
A statement of teaching philosophy which must address the teaching responsibilities
A research statement including project description, student involvement, and potential collaboration
Optional statements or evidence: statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in research, teaching and/or outreach, documentation of teaching excellence, etc.
Graduate transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
A doctorate (Ph.D.) in cellular biology, molecular biology, or closely related field
Ability to teach courses in human-focused cell biology and related electives such as neurobiology, cancer biology, embryology, signal transduction, virology, histology, molecular biology, biotechnology, or pharmacology
Potential for, or evidence of, application of innovative, learner-centered pedagogy
Involvement and ability to engage undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical science research
A publication record in peer-reviewed journals
Ability or potential to mentor and support our student population
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
The Biomedical Sciences Department is one of eleven academic units in the McQueary College of Health and Human Services and teaches a human-focused curriculum in medical biosciences (McQueary College of Health and Human Services). The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Biomedical Sciences (options in cell & molecular biology, anatomy & physiology, human health sciences) and Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology, and a Master of Science program in Biomedical Sciences (options in cell & molecular biology and anatomy & physiology). Minors are offered in human life sciences, molecular biology, and exercise biology. The department offers coursework that supports programs in physician assistant studies, sports medicine and athletic training, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia and nursing. The department facilities provide a standard array of shared equipment, including tissue culture laboratories, a histology lab, fluorescence microscopes, and access to an electron microscopy facility. Inter-college research collaboration is encouraged, and research opportunities may be possible with faculty research cohorts. For additional information about the department,... see the department’s web site at: Biomedical Sciences - Missouri State University.
Missouri State University is a selective admission, comprehensive university system with a statewide mission in Public Affairs. As the second largest university in the state, Missouri State is home to more than 24,000 students in 102 undergraduate, 61 Master’s, and 7 Doctoral programs, many of which are the state’s strongest and largest of their kind. The university is a diverse and collaborative community, offers support for diverse and international groups, and has collaborative community leadership. The University is strongly committed to faculty development through internal grants programs, summer fellowships, sabbaticals, and the availability of an Academic Development Center. Missouri State University holds honors from noteworthy publications including Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Work for Missouri State. The main campus of Missouri State University is located in the city of Springfield, known as the gateway to the beautiful Ozarks. Springfield has many attractions while still maintaining the feel of a safe community with a strong family focus. The city has been rated by Employment Review as one of the “Top Ten of America’s Best Places to Live and Work”. As a vibrant metropolitan area of 450,000 people, Springfield offers advantages in the areas of low cost of living, superior health care access, excellent public schools, and a wide range of entertainment, recreational, and cultural opportunities.