Assistant Professor in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
Wichita State University
The Department of Biological Sciences at Wichita State University seeks an Assistant Professor in Cell/Molecular/Developmental Biology for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment beginning in Fall 2022. We welcome candidates who study any aspect of developmental biology in animals, particularly those using cellular and molecular approaches. The successful candidate will develop a productive extramurally funded research program involving MS and undergraduate students. Biology faculty typically teach 3 courses per year (departmental core and specialty courses), about half the typical teaching load at WSU, in an effort to encourage research. Applicants should be motivated to work in a collegial atmosphere that fosters excellence in teaching and research. Collaborations with faculty across campus, including our strong programs in Biomedical Engineering and Biochemistry, are encouraged. Candidates can explore BioKansas (https://biokansas.org) to learn about the Bioscience community in Kansas. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive startup package and ample laboratory space to develop an independent research program. The Department/The Campus/The City: The Department of Biological Sciences at WSU offers Biology majors in two tracks: Ecological/Environmental/Organismal and Biomedical/Molecular Biology. The Department's modern laboratory spaces include core facilities for analytical and molecular sciences, microscopy and imaging, and protein biochemistry. The Department houses the only accredited animal care facility in central Kansas. Our faculty have access to high performance computing on campus. The Department has established interactions with the local biomedical community that now provide valuable opportunities for innovative translational research agendas. For more information about our department, please visit www.wichita.edu/biology. Wichita State University is one of three public Regents universities in Kansas, with a student body of ~15,000 joining us from Kansas, neighboring states, and around the world. The WSU Innovation Campus connects the university with local industry, providing students with work experiences in companies housed on our campus. Integrative STEM education and research, with applied learning experiences for all students, are hallmarks of our institution. As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita offers the convenience of city living with affordable housing and little traffic in a clean, safe, and family-friendly community. Wichita has a diverse population of over 500,000 that hosts enriching cultural events, museums, art galleries, music, and outdoor activities. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission, and Values statement and to foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought, and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Biology or a related field is required at the time of employment. Research experience in developmental biology and research/teaching plans incorporating cellular and molecular biology are required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Postdoctoral research experience is preferred, but strong candidates lacking postdoctoral experience will be considered. ONLINE APPLICATION: Wichita.edu/wsujobs
Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita
3) statement on teaching philosophy and goals
4) statement on research interests and goals
5) a diversity statement to explain how your research and/or teaching address diversity issues (i.e. race, gender, class, sexualities, age, disabilities, etc.) within your discipline, and how you will integrate this with the WSU campus.
5) contact information for three professional references
6) copies of unofficial academic transcripts
Completed applications are due October 15, 2021. The successful applicant will start in August, 2022.