The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology position, beginning August 15, 2020.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's undergraduate Biology and Biomedical Sciences programs (BS) and graduate degree (MS) program. Primary courses to be taught are introductory biology and upper level courses in the Biomedical Sciences program. Courses will be assigned based on the candidate's expertise and departmental needs. The typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester, but new faculty can expect to teach 9 hours per semester during their first year. Candidates will also be expected to participate in pre-professional advising of Biomedical Science majors.
The successful candidate will establish an active cell and molecular biology research laboratory (BSL 2 level or lower) and mentor undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, developmental biology, microbiology, stem cell biology, biology of aging, cellular metabolism, and cell cycle regulation. Dedicated laboratory space and start-up funds are available. Review of applicants will begin on 6 January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Earned doctorate in biology or related field
Position Title: Assistant Professor -- Cell and Molecular Biologist
Posting Number: F00151P
Internal Number: 12800
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .