Assistant or Associate Professor - Toxicology

Clemson, South Carolina
November 16 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Clemson University: College of Science: Biological Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor - Toxicology

Location: Clemson, SC

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for up to three tenure-track Assistant / Associate Professors in Toxicology. We are interested in expanding our strengths in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. All research programs and models in toxicology or pharmacology will be considered; emphasis is placed on those prospective faculty whose interests include molecular physiology, cell biology, systems toxicology, pharmacology, and toxicogenomics.

Clemson University, the College of Science, and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We are supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

The successful candidate will bring an innovative and high-impact research program to Clemson that complements and enhances existing departmental research strengths ( The candidate will also contribute to the teaching mission. The Department awards undergraduate and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology, and graduate degrees (MS/PhD) in Environmental Toxicology.

Located on Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson University is South Carolina's public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, Clemson has excellent research resources including the globally ranked Palmetto high performance computing cluster, the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility, state-of-the-art light microscopy, electron microscopy, vivarium facilities, and a multi-user analytical laboratory. There are many opportunities for collaboration across a wide group of partners on and off campus, including Center for Human Genetics ( and Prisma Health.


Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in toxicology, pharmacology, biology, or a related field. Competitive candidates will have relevant postdoctoral experience, the potential to develop an externally funded and nationally recognized research program, potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate student teaching and mentoring, and a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.


Applicants should submit the following items through (1) cover letter, including what draws the applicant to this position in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University, and a short description of teaching and research interests and experience; (2) CV including at least three references for potential contact after initial review; (3) statement of research interests and future plans; (4) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and (5) up to three reprints in one PDF.

For inquiries about the position, please contact Lisa Bain, chair of the search committee (

For full consideration, please apply by December 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain posted for applications until filled. The anticipated start date is August 2022.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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