American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Assistant Professor in Biology - Molecular Biology

Rhodes College
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
2 days ago


The Department of Biology at Rhodes College seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Biology to begin in August of 2022. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Candidates must have a Ph.D., research experience in molecular biology, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Laboratory start-up funds will be provided to support the expected development of a productive research program. The teaching responsibility of five courses per year (labs are counted as a full course) will normally include Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, plus participation in the introductory biology course covering cellular and molecular biology. Other teaching opportunities may include Senior Seminar or additional courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Rhodes’ location provides opportunities for research collaboration with investigators at several institutions, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program of the College, and we encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. 
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.  (

Please apply online at A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values; 5) a statement of teaching philosophy, 6) a research plan, and 7) unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Review of completed applications will begin Oct 1st, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews, and interviews may be conducted using a virtual format.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58728012
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor in Biology - Molecular Biology
  • Company Name: Rhodes College
  • Job Sector: Academia
  • Job Function: Teaching
  • Job Type: Tenure-track
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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