Open Faculty Position in Genetics


Posted Date:
Oct. 24, 2013

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences/COS.

Tenure track position. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Genetics or a related discipline from an accredited university. Relevant postdoctoral experience is required. Demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research, as well as outstanding verbal and written communication skills are desired.

Marshall University emphasizes faculty excellence in both teaching and research. Our teaching philosophy emphasizes critical thinking and instills life-long learning. We seek a colleague who will support our interdisciplinary programs and contribute to the university’s general education curriculum with its emphasis on First Year Seminar and core courses. The primary teaching responsibilities will include Principles of Genetics, Genes and Development, and other courses as assigned by the Chair which could include participation in introductory biology courses and development of discipline specific graduate courses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will establish an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduates, and graduate students primarily at the Masters level. We are especially interested in candidates whose research will enhance existing strengths in the department, including development, evolution, and cell signaling, although strong candidates in any field of genetics are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:
Applicants must send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, the names and contact information for three professional referees, and selected reprints as a single PDF file to All applications and supporting material must include your name and Search # 13188 in the subject line of the email. Candidates must have official undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent by their degree granting institutions prior to on campus interviews. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Marshall University is the recipient of the U.S. Labor Department’s EVE Award for its Affirmative Action Employment Opportunity Programs.
Additional information about Marshall University and Huntington may be found at

Application Deadline:
Position is open until filled.

Background Check Required:
Offers of employment are contingent on the results of a background check.


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