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Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

Department of Biology and Health Sciences
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Health Sciences. This is a full time, 9 –month, unclassified, tenure track position. The appointment begins August 2014.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for functions related to teaching, research, and university and community service. Teaching will include histology and introductory biology (majors and/or non-science majors). Standard teaching responsibility will be 12 contact hours per regular semester. Summer teaching also may be available. The successful candidate also is expected to develop a research program involving undergraduate students.


Required: Ph.D. in biology or related area and excellent written and oral communication skills. Preferred: Teaching experience and the ability to teach histology.


$48,000 plus benefits (non-negotiable)


Review of applications will begin May 23 and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

Applicants should submit hard copies of: Letter of Application, CV, Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests, List of Three References (name, phone number, and e-mail address), and Unofficial Transcripts, for the application process. Electronic submissions will not be considered. Please mail the required documents to: Dr. Justin Hoffman, Chair Assistant Professor of Biology Search Committee Department of Biology and Health Sciences McNeese State University Box 92000 Lake Charles, LA 70609 Phone: (337) 475-5659 Fax: (337) 475-5677 TDD/TTY: (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.