Posting Summary: The Department of Biological Sciences at Tennessee State University, a public Historically Black College and University (HBCU), located in Nashville, Tennessee, seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions, each at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2021. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in Microbiology. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in engaging students through teaching, undergraduate research and mentoring graduate students. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a record of, or potential for, developing a program of high-quality scholarly activity and service. We seek applicants with evidence of potential for excellence in teaching at the university level, outstanding research potential, and a commitment to department service. All Candidates must: -Demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language. -Demonstrate excellence in teaching at the university level. -Have excellent oral and written communication skills. -Have proficiency in the use of technology and the online environment. -Contribute to academic program development. -Write grant proposals and secure funds from federal, state and/or private agencies. -Conduct high quality research in Biology and publish in peer-reviewed journals. -Involve undergraduate students in research activities. -Mentor graduate students. -Assist students with placement in summer research internships -Assist students with admissions to graduate or professional schools. -Assist students with employment opportunities and placement. -Recruit undergraduate and graduate students. -Perform other duties assigned by the department/college such as serving on various departmental and university-wide committees -Advise students
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About Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.