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Assistant/Associate Professor, Biology (Microbiology)

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Work type: Full Time, Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Biology Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Biology in Jacksonville State University’s School of Science is seeking to hire a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

We welcome applications from those with expertise in the area of microbiology. The ideal candidate will be innovative with a strong interest in teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy. The successful candidate will demonstrate aptitude and inclination for engaging students in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences. This faculty member will be expected to teach courses in microbiology and may teach any of the following: immunology, bioinformatics, cell biology or other specialty courses within the biomedical field. Teaching and mentoring masters-level graduate students is also expected. Research in an area of microbiology preferred. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to advise students on future careers and have a working knowledge of curriculum requirements, as well as assessment and educational trends in higher education. A record of grant writing experience for extramural funding is beneficial. Additional requirements include skillful and effective use of English (both oral and written), basic computer skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues as well as professional organizations within their field of expertise outside of JSU.

All applicants must have an earned PhD in a biological field by June 1, 2021. 

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Ala., whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population. Jacksonville State University has been offering online undergraduate and master’s-level degree programs in emergency management since 1999, and began a Doctor of Science degree program in 2011.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, almost midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,200 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU, which has been dubbed “the friendliest campus in the South”, offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2021 once the position closes on January 22, 2021. Applicants should complete the online application and submit required documents on this site.

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