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Assistant Professor, Physiology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: FY201700373
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Physiology
About JSU

Located in the Appalachian foothills midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, Jacksonville State University was established in 1883 as a state teachers college and has grown into a public, comprehensive university with the highest percentage of accredited programs of any regional university in Alabama. JSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 110 areas of study. A student-centered university, JSU seeks to employ diverse individuals who embrace its motto, “Friendliest Campus in the South,” by providing outstanding customer service and support. Want to join the JSU Family? Learn more at

Position is: Vacant
If Faculty, Tenure-Track: Tenure
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and budget
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Biology
Job Summary:

The Assistant Professor, Physiology in the Biology Department provides educational services to traditional and non-traditional students during the day or evening. The Assistant Professor may be required to teach courses within his/her concentration area on campus, off-campus, online courses and possible videoconferencing depending on need of location.

Essential Functions:

• Teach courses in introductory biology, anatomy and physiology, and genetics as well as specialty areas within the field.
• Responsible for teaching undergraduates through active learning pedagogy and will show aptitude and inclination for engaging students in research, both through individual mentored research as well as course-embedded undergraduate research experiences. Responsible for teaching and mentoring masters-level graduate students.
• Develop and implement a program of instruction that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of students and is consistent with University requirements.
• Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
• Plan and employ a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities that serve the needs and capabilities of the students and are compatible with the physical facilities.
• Manage student behavior in the classroom.
• Continually communicate to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, as well as student progress.
• Actively participate in and work with University personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods, and curriculum.
• Exhibit a commitment to scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
• Participate in professional growth activities including staff meetings, in-service, and staff development as required or assigned.
• Assist in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
• Ensure that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful, safe, and conducive to learning.
• Participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or the Dean of the School of Science.
• Serve on various committees.
• Belong to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participate in their activities.
• Take attendance and keep attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media web platform
• Content, curriculum, methods, materials and equipment of instructional specialty to which assigned
• Current issues in higher education
• Grant writing experience for extramural funding
• State and Federal laws and regulations concerning Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
• Section 504, IDEA 1997 amendments and the ADA for transition and employment

• excellent oral and written communication
• interpersonal and human relations skills
• strong organizational and prioritization skills
• complex problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills
• strong interpersonal skills
• monitoring and assessment skills to help ensure necessary enhancements and/or corrective action is taken
• strong time management skills
• effective presentation of ideas and materials

Ability to:
• advise students on future careers and have a working knowledge of curriculum requirements, as well as assessment and educational trends in higher education
• apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
• plan and implement lessons based on curriculum objectives and the needs and abilities of students
• employ various communication technologies applicable to teaching responsibilities
• and willingness to participate in college and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives
• communicate clearly, positively, and in a timely manner with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing
• and eagerness to engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have:
• An earned doctorate or ABD with completion date by December 1, 2017 in one of the content areas managed within the Department of Biology with a specialization in physiology or related biomedical field(s).
• Accomplishments sufficient to indicate the ability to meet requirements of the rank of Assistant Professor Biology at JSU in teaching, service, and scholarly publications.

Specific information for the job posting:
Work Hours:
Posting Date: 09/06/2017
Closing Date: 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Requested Starting Date: 01/03/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant:

Prior to an on-campus interview, JSU requires official transcripts of candidates.

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Equal Opportunity Programs

JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • JSU Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • JSU Human Resources Web Site
    • Other Professional Journal/Website (name)
    • Newspaper (name)
    • Alabama Career Center
  2. Do you have a earned doctorate or ABD with completion date by December 1, 2017 in one of the content areas managed within the Department of Biology, with a specialization in physiology or related biomedical field(s).
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Condensed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Other