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Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional institution in a revitalized urban setting located along the riverfront in downtown Flint. The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. One of 3 campuses of the University of Michigan, we serve a diverse population of over 8,100 commuting and residential students and offer over 120 undergraduate and over 30 graduate degrees. The UM-Flint campus is known for quality education, low faculty to student ratios, and its collegial environment. In 2010, we were awarded the Carnegie Foundation designation as an “engaged campus.” Biology faculty comprise a collegial mix of diverse specializations with a common commitment to high quality instruction. Service within the university, the local and/or greater scientific community and scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals are expectations. There are several active research projects within the department, and research collaboration within or outside the department is encouraged. The department offers undergraduate programs in general biology, molecular biology and biotechnology, wildlife biology, human biology and honors biology, as well as a Masters program in biology.

Please send applications by email in a single pdf file to Jennifer Phillips at using the subject line “Assistant Professor of Biology Position”.  Application materials (in a single pdf file) must include the following in order: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) copies of all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), (4) statement of teaching interests/philosophy, (5) statement of research interests, and (6) names of three references and their contact information. Later, applicants selected for further consideration will be asked to have reference letters sent. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Post will remain open until filled; however, the review of applications will begin January 20, 2017.


Teaching responsibilities will include teaching an introductory organismal biology course and development and teaching of upper-level ecology courses (lecture and laboratory). Applicants must be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues in course activities, as well as participate in service activities. Applicants also must be willing to actively involve graduate and undergraduate students in research.  

Required Qualifications*

Ph.D. in biology or related discipline with a strong background in organismal biology and ecology.  A successful candidate must have: a broad background in biology (e.g., coursework such as cell biology, genetics, organismal biology, ecology, zoology); significant coursework in biology and ecology;  ability to teach an introductory organismal biology course and upper-level ecology courses (as evidenced by student teaching evaluations, presentations at professional meetings, or from references); a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research; and a record of scholarly research (i.e., publications and presentations at scholarly meetings on topics of basic science, organismal biology, and ecology).  

Desired Qualifications*

The Biology Department at the University of Michigan-Flint seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in September 2017. A candidate is sought with a strong background in organismal biology and ecology. A candidate with post-doctoral research or management experience is preferred. 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.