Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences



Job description

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in biological science or related discipline by time of appointment with expertise or training in eukaryotic cell biology.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in Introductory Biology and in Cell Biology. Candidates have the opportunity to develop an upper-division course in their area of expertise. A typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Additional responsibilities including academic advising, service to the department and the university, and other scholarly activities normally associated with the department are not required during the first year. Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated undergraduate teaching excellence and a clear plan for involving undergraduates in research.

The University: The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in teaching. Additional information about the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

How to apply

Interested persons must submit an online application or and click “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Applicant must attach a letter of application, a current vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an official transcript for the terminal degree. In addition, applicants will need to supply the names and contact information for three professional references. Application letters should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Pritchett, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, 249 Brehm Hall, 574 University Street, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238 or [email protected]Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Closing Date: The Search Committee will begin evaluating complete applications April 10, 2023 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) is a campus in the University of Tennessee system in the United States. Other campuses include the flagship campus in Knoxville, the Chattanooga campus, the Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. UTM is the only public four-year university in West Tennessee outside Memphis.