Assistant Professor of Developmental Biologist - Tenure Track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Developmental Biologist - Tenure Track
Department 220710-Biology and Agriculture
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998228
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 998228.

Candidates should submit (1) cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; include also applicants teaching philosophy, research program and implementation plan; (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 will begin January 12, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

The desired starting date for this appointment is August 7, 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Anna Oller, Search Committee Chair, Biology and Agriculture Department, Developmental Biologist Search Committee, telephone (660) 543-4934 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 11/15/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Department of Biology and Agriculture at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) seeks a developmental biologist for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will complement existing departmental strengths by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as developing a collaborative research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will have access to a new renovated molecular/cellular research laboratory, an animal holding facility, and a greenhouse. The development of an externally funded research program is expected. Primary teaching responsibilities include embryology, histology, and comparative anatomy, and may include immunology, endocrinology, and basic microbiology. There is also an expectation of teaching and/or developing courses at all levels, especially upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

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

An earned doctorate degree with 18 hours of graduate credit in the biological sciences or a related area from an accredited institution; ABD will be considered but the PhD degree must be completed by May 2018.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software

Required Qualifications:
1. Expertise in developmental biology
2. Experience in developmental biology research with evidence of recent scholarly activity.
3. Demonstrated effective communication, facilitative, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. University/College teaching experience.
2. Record of peer-reviewed publications.
3. Evidence of collaboration in teaching and/or research.
4. Record of extramural funding.
5. Postdoctoral experience.
6. Evidence of working effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds.
7. Interest in assessing student learning objectives.
8. Experience with using instructional technology in the learning process.
9. Evidence of effective teaching.

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

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Required Documents

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