The Department of Biological Sciences at Youngstown State University (YSU) invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position beginning August 12, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to develop a competitive research program in animal (systems) physiology capable of securing extramural funding, be dedicated to training undergraduate and master’s degree students, and have a strong commitment to teaching. Candidates must have broad training in physiology and demonstrated excellence in research that focuses on systems physiology and anatomical organization using molecular, cellular, and/or whole animal approaches.

Primary responsibilities will be the teaching and coordinating of Human Physiology lecture and student laboratories. Additional teaching areas may include General Biology or Anatomy & Physiology, and/or upper level courses such as Comparative or Advanced Physiology, Neurobiology, or Histology. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop upper division and/or graduate-level courses in their area of specialization.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, responsiveness to student needs, effective communication skills, and professional development. Demonstrated experience directing student research projects and a well-articulated plan for future undergraduate/M.S. graduate research is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will help to fulfill the department’s obligation for continued excellence in the preparation of students entering biosciences and medically-related professions. The ability to develop collaborative research efforts within the department, across campus, at local hospitals or other universities is desirable. Candidates with interest and/or experience in online learning are also desired. The chosen candidate is expected to participate in departmental and college service activities.

Youngstown State University-an urban research university-emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.

The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Biology or related area required. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Research in Physiology and an ability to teach human physiology.

Posting Detail Information

  • Posting Number F00358
  • Number of Vacancies 1
  • Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcript 1 – please upload all transcripts as one PDF file.

At the time of hire, all candidates must provide official transcripts. Official transcripts must be provided in an unopened, sealed envelope that bears the embossed or raised college seal, date and Registrar’s signature.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Ph.D. in Biology or related area?

  • Yes
  • No

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript 1