Open Faculty Position

Assistant Professor

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Southeastern Louisiana University invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biological Sciences to begin in August 2019. Candidates must have a PhD in any area of the biological sciences and a record of scholarly accomplishments. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will teach Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, as well as other biology courses based upon the applicant’s area of expertise, including general biology coursework for majors and non-majors. The successful candidate is expected to seek out external funding to support a long-term research program that provides opportunities for undergraduate and MS students. Initial support to enable successful grant-writing is provided. 

Southeastern Louisiana University is primarily a teaching institution whose mission is successful education of undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Biological Sciences has more than 800 undergraduate majors in five concentrations. The Department is housed in a modern building with excellent research and teaching laboratories as well as other research facilities including a roof-top greenhouse, a Vertebrate Museum, access to the LONI high performance computer cluster, an Electron Microscopy Center, a vivarium and the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station. The Department has approximately 25 graduate students in the MS degree program. The University is positioned in a biologically diverse region with ample opportunities for research in terrestrial, freshwater, or estuarine habitats.

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To be considered as an official applicant, the candidate must submit an online application, which will include a cover letter of application, a detailed vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted by Southeastern Louisiana University.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. April Wright, 985-549-5556,

Applicants must apply online at:

Biological Sciences: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Application

Review of applicants will begin on April 29, 2019.

Southeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.