Assistant Professor of Biology

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Assistant Professor of Biology

Human Evolutionary Biologist and Quantitative Biologist

The Department of Biology at the University of Tampa invites applications for two full-time tenure-track positions with expertise for one position in human evolution and the other for a quantitative biologist, both beginning in August 2023. Teaching responsibilities will include upper-level courses relevant to the area of expertise (I.e., Human Evolution and Experimental Design and Biostatistics respectively), introductory biology for department majors and/or general education science courses, and other courses as needed. Members of the faculty are expected to create engaging, inclusive learning environments that challenge students to reach their potential.  For the Human Evolution position, the department is interested in attracting a broadly trained biological anthropologist with expertise in any specialty traditionally included within this discipline, with preference for candidates who could potentially teach additional organismal biology courses of value to our undergraduate pre-health professional student population. For the Quantitative Biologist, the area of research expertise is open within the confines of the broader field of Quantitative Biology, though preference will be for a candidate capable of offering an additional upper-level course to serve the population of Biology and Marine-Science-Biology majors. Candidates are expected to engage in scholarly activities in a department that maintains a strong tradition of involving undergraduate students.  It is expected that successful candidates for tenure and promotion will produce peer-reviewed publications in respected professional journals and/or acquire funding appropriate to their research during the probationary period. Limited start-up packages and modest research spaces are available for tenure-track positions.

PhD required, ABD candidates considered. Prior teaching and research experience with undergraduates desirable/expected in candidates whose experiences have allowed these opportunities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Tenure-track positions include a commitment from the University for start-up funds and available research facilities typical of a primarily undergraduate, teaching intensive institution.

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Review of applications will begin immediately with a final deadline of January 8, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. The University of Tampa is an EO/AAE

Additional Information

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental studies, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers, both in the classroom and working with students on an individual basis. UT has invested heavily in the development of our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see:

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.