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Assistant Professor, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences-9 month appointment

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The First Date of Consideration is 10/20/17, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Official Transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences-9 month appointment
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Biomedical Sciences
Pay Grade Unclassified
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track
Term (if applicable) 9 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/01/2018
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment in a department that has a human emphasis in the cellular and molecular aspects of the biomedical sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include human anatomy instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as other courses in the Cell & Molecular Biology program. Nine (9) contact hours will be assigned typically in each fall and spring semester that may involve off-campus courses, ITV or online courses. Additionally, the position requires development of an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students, student advisement, and engagement in department and community service. A continuous publication record in peer-reviewed journals is necessary, as is the search for extramural funding to support research. Additionally, candidates must be team-oriented with effective verbal and written communication skills. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in a Biological Science with a Human Anatomy emphasis or an MD or DO or equivalent degree, ABD status considered. Teaching experience at the college level in a cadaver-based anatomy course work is expected; significant training and experience in gross anatomy dissection along with effective oral and written communication skills.

Link to Job Description
Open Date 09/14/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

The First Date of Consideration is 10/20/17, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Official Transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170063FTF
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Statement of Research Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents -1
  2. Publication (Writing Sample) -1
  3. Publication (Writing Sample) -2
  4. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  5. Unofficial Transcripts -3