Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track
Department 220710-Biology and Agriculture
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998223
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998223. By applying to position #998223 you are automatically applying for position #998225 and vice versa.

Candidates should submit (1) cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae/resume ; (3) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references. (4) copies of transcripts showing degrees completed.

If selected, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2018, and continues until the positions are filled.

The desired starting date for these appointments are August 6, 2018. These are 9-month appointments.

Direct inquiries regarding these positions to: Dr. Jay Raveill, Search Committee Chair, telephone (660) 543-8812 or e-mail:

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/16/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The University of Central Missouri Department of Biology and Agriculture is seeking applicants for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor of Biology -Human Physiology and Animal Physiology.

One position will focus on human/mammalian physiology and the other animal/comparative physiology with all applications being considered for both positions. Course responsibilities for the two positions combined may include but are not limited to, human physiology, animal physiology, environmental physiology, human biology, reproductive biology, immunology, endocrinology, neurophysiology, basic microbiology (without lab), freshman-level courses and upper division/graduate courses in the candidates’ areas of expertise. The successful candidates will complement each other and existing departmental strengths. The candidate will have access to Pertle Springs Wildlife and Recreation Area, a newly renovated molecular laboratory facility, and animal holding facility, two greenhouses, two farms, and wildlife research lab. The development of an externally funded, collaborative research program involving undergraduate and graduate students is expected. The candidate will also be expected to help advise biology students, supervise internships, serve on university/college/department committees, mentor student organizations, participate in recruitment and retention activities, assist in program assessment activities and contribute to curriculum revision as needed.

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

A PhD degree in Biology, Physiology, or a related area from an accredited institution; ABD will be considered but the PhD degree must be completed by May 15, 2018.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software

The successful candidate should possess the following credentials, experience, and documented achievements appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor:

Required Qualifications:
1. Evidence of recent scholarly activity involving physiology research.
2. Demonstration of clear written communication skills, oral communication skills, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. University/College teaching experience.
2. Record of peer-reviewed publication.
3. Evidence of involvement in extramural funded research.
4. Evidence of assessment knowledge and experience using technology in the classroom.
5. Interest in advising student organizations.
6. Postdoctoral experience.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents