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Assistant Professor of Biology (Physiology)

The Biology Department at the Virginia Military Institute invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. VMI is a small, highly rated undergraduate institution with a strong emphasis on teaching and undergraduate research. We seek an individual whose teaching and research interests are focused on aspects of physiology that complement the expertise of the faculty, which includes, but is not limited to, the disciplines of neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology and ecology of plants and animals.  The position requires a significant commitment to teaching introductory biology, maintaining current courses in general and exercise physiology, and, ideally, developing a lab-based course in comparative physiology.  In addition, the new hire will be expected to participate in the planning and execution of an Exercise Science minor jointly sponsored by the Biology and Physical Education Departments.  The successful applicant will be committed to undergraduate education and will develop an active research program involving students. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. Undergraduate teaching success and postdoctoral experience are highly desirable.  Faculty members wear uniforms and adhere to military customs but military experience is not required. The starting date for this position is 1 August 2013. 

Candidates must apply on-line.  Application details and link: 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and copies of transcripts.  In addition, send three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. James E. Turner, Head, Biology Department, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA, 24450-0304.  Review of applications will begin on 15 October.  Additional information on VMI can be seen at   

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.