The Department of Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning in Fall 2020. The focal areas for these hires are microbiology and animal physiology - further details are provided below.
The following conditions are relevant to both positions: Candidates must have a strong commitments to excellence in teaching, and mentorship of student research. Preference will be given to individuals with postdoctoral appointments, experience mentoring students, and a record of grantsmanship and peer-reviewed publication. Collaboration with faculty within and external to the department is encouraged. Service at the department, college, and university levels is expected. Salary is based on a 9-month contract, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The individuals hired for either position are expected to maintain a research program that involves undergraduate and M.S. students, and results in peer-reviewed publications. Applications must be received before 1 November 2019 in order to receive full consideration.
SFA is a regional comprehensive university located in Nacogdoches, Texas, a growing city of ~33,000 people located in the Pineywoods region of the eastern portion of the state. The campus is within convenient driving distance to three national forests and three metropolitan areas. Facilities within the department include a greenhouse and herbarium, an animal care facility, and entomology and vertebrate collections. Equipment available to support research includes an electron microscope facility, a molecular core facility, and a fleet of trucks and boats.
Stephen F. Austin State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. SFA is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications and/or nominations of women, underrepresented minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
For the position in microbiology:
At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with experience in microbiology. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology, microbiology, and upper-/graduate-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applications must be made through SFA's Human Resources website at the following URL:
For the position in animal physiology:
At the time of hire, the successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with an emphasis in animal physiology. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology, physiology, and upper-/graduate-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applications must be made through SFA's Human Resources website at the following URL: