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Job No. 145334

  • Job Title:
  • Assistant Professor (Microbiologist)
  • Employer:
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Location:
  • Cookeville , TN
  • Posting Date:
  • 23-Nov-2021
  • Description:
  • Job Purpose
    Tennessee Tech’s College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a 9-month contract as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology in Molecular Microbiology. The anticipated start date for this position will be August 2022.
    The Department of Biology offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Science and a Master of Science degree in Biology. A Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Biology is offered through the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Department of Biology is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment that values both research and teaching. Resources available to faculty include dedicated and collaborative research space in the Laboratory Science Commons (a new 160,000 square foot teaching and research facility), molecular equipment, BSL-2 laboratory, and shared tissue culture and microscope facilities. The Department of Biology is committed to enhancing our university community by actively encouraging minorities, veterans, women, and people with disabilities to apply. Additional information about our department may be found at https://www.tntech.edu/cas/biology/. Tennessee Tech is conveniently located in Cookeville, between Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. The campus is in close proximity to numerous state parks and natural areas.


    Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness.

    Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
    Essential Functions
    Seeking a molecular microbiologist capable of teaching microbiology to health science students, as well as upper division and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Other essential functions include developing an externally funded research program, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and directing thesis research of M.S. and/or PhD level graduate students.
    Minimum Qualifications
    Required qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area applicable to molecular microbiology, ability to teach microbiology to health science students and advanced courses in molecular or cell biology, potential to develop a funded research program, and potential to serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States without the University’s sponsorship. Must have the ability to teach online as well as other delivery methods if needed.
    Preferred Qualifications
    Previous university-level teaching experience and demonstrated record of publications and successful grantsmanship. Research specialty is open and should complement those of current faculty. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in STEM.
    Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2022.
    Benefits Information
    Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.
  •  Contact information:
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Cookeville, TN 38505
  • United States
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