Michigan State University — Assistant Professor of Physiology

Department of Physiology – Assistant Professor of Physiology 

Fixed-Term, 9-month academic year, full time

Anticipated Salary is $65,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Duties:  The Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks an engaging instructor with a strong interest in undergraduate education who is trained in physiology or a closely related biomedical discipline. The successful candidate for this Fixed Term-Assistant Professor position must demonstrate effective teaching of physiology classes to undergraduate science majors or non-majors. Specific duties include: 1) teaching a large enrollment course in introductory physiology for non-majors, 2) developing an on-line course in introductory physiology, and 3) playing an active and integral role in the broader mission of excellence in undergraduate education within the department including committee service, outreach efforts, innovation in the classroom, and discipline-based educational research.  Instructional duties include delivering lectures, coordinating teaching assistant assignments, evaluating student performance, and reporting grades for the on-campus course as well as designing and teaching an online introductory physiology course using principles of sound instructional design. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with current faculty and MSU informational technology staff to advance MSU’s strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education. The Department of Physiology recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence.  The department is committed to creating an inclusive teaching and learning environment and is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Qualifications:  This position requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Physiology or a closely related biomedical science. Previous experience teaching organ systems physiology to undergraduate students is also required, with preference for experience as a lecturer in large enrollment courses.  Strong interest in education research and developing online resources for delivery of physiology courses is desired. Applicants must be able to work effectively with large numbers of students from diverse educational backgrounds.  Preference will be given to candidates with an extensive interest in education and pedagogy who are dedicated to improving student learning. 

Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter describing your interest in the position and qualifications, b) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience that addresses plans to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within teaching, c) curriculum vitae, and d) names and email addresses of three references.  Position will remain open until filled.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Applications must be submitted electronically to the MSU Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu For more information, contact Dr. Karl Olson, Chair of the Search Committee at olsonla@msu.edu