Assistant Professor – Anatomical and/or Histological Biomedical Sciences

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Job description

Department: Biomedical Sciences – 31270

Job Category: College of Medicine Faculty

Job Summary

Position contingent on outside funding

Assistant Professor – Anatomical and/or Histological Biomedical Sciences

As part of a continued major Faculty recruitment effort, the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates will also be considered for a higher rank. We seek candidates with broad training in Anatomy, Histology and/or human or veterinary Pathology who have nationally competitive research, or who have the capability to develop such a research program in collaboration with DBMS faculty. The candidate’s research will preferably be in one or more of the following areas in which we already have major strengths: cardiovascular, cancer, neuroscience, microbiology, and immunology. Applicants should have a strong publication record and, preferably, extramural grant funding. A demonstrated ability or potential to teach is required, as responsibilities will include teaching Anatomy and/or Histology to medical students.

This is an excellent opportunity for junior faculty members because of the competitive starting salary, state-funded positions, ample laboratory space, core facilities, and the commitment of the existing faculty to provide strong career mentoring. This sizeable department offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research. Our very collegial environment also extends to clinical departments and other colleges at ETSU. The university is a regional state-supported institution serving ~15,000 students. The College of Medicine consistently ranks among the top Schools nationwide for rural medicine and primary care education. Johnson City is located at the base of the scenic Appalachian Mountains and provides a friendly, small town atmosphere. Our community also has a low cost of living, excellent public and private schools, clean mountain air, light traffic and southern hospitality.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Expertise and ability to build a nationally competitive research program which hosts trainees and collaborates within the department. Experience in teaching medical or biomedical anatomy and/or histology courses or the willingness to develop such skills is required.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD, DVM and/or MD plus postdoctoral research productivity in a related biomedical research area, as evidenced by a strong recent publication record.

Preferred Qualifications

Nationally funded research program. Teaching experience.

Salary: Competitive starting salary commensurate with education and experience.

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • 1-3 sample syllabi for courses taught – uploaded to “Evidence of Teaching Excellence” required document.
  • 2-3 representative writing or publication samples – uploaded to the “Portfolio” required document.
  • Research Statement – updated to “Statement of Research” required document.
  • Names of three references who may be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation.

ETSU pursues its mission through a student-centered community of learning reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, continuous improvement, and based on core values where: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential ; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.