Anatomy and Physiology Assistant Professor Search

The Department of Biology at Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, to begin August, 2022. This is a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position that requires a Ph.D. in a biological science.


The successful applicant will be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and have a strong record of research, mentoring students, and grantsmanship. This tenure track Assistant Professor position requires a Ph.D. in Physiology, Anatomy, or a related field. Applicants who are ABD are eligible to apply as long as the degree has been completed prior to the start date for the position. The assignment will include teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in human and animal physiology, anatomy, introductory biology, and courses in their specialty. The successful applicant will be able to establish an active research program, supervise MS thesis research, and lead our pre-veterinary medicine program.


Northern Michigan University is rated as having a ‘very high’ undergraduate enrollment profile by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. NMU enrolls students from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, including a high percentage of first-generation college students.


The Biology Department has more than 700 undergraduate majors and 30 M.S. students and is committed to excellence in classroom teaching while providing authentic research experiences for students. The department is dedicated to student success through mentoring and career preparation. The department offers programs in a wide variety of biological sciences that lead to a range of career paths, and our courses also serve a range of other associate- and bachelor-level majors on campus.


The undergraduate majors offered by the department are Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, and Neuroscience, with multiple concentrations in each major (https://nmu.edu/biology/programs#Type). The research areas of current department faculty span diverse topics in biology, from molecular biology to ecology, evolution, and organismal biology, and undergraduate and graduate student involvement is an essential component of these research programs. In addition to teaching and research labs, the department manages a range of facilities and equipment for research and teaching, including a greenhouse, animal facility, confocal microscope, research zoology museum, aquatics laboratory, vehicles, and boats.


Northern Michigan University, with 7,600 students and 170 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette.


The closing date for this position is February 7, 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of proposed research, a diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and 2 telephone numbers) for three references. To apply for this position please visit https://workatnmu.nmu.edu/.


NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.