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Biology (Microbiology or Forensic Microbiology), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Sciences

Job Title

Biology (Microbiology or Forensic Microbiology), Tenure-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Biology at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#103290) in Microbiology or Forensic Microbiology at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and mentor students (undergraduate, MS, and PhD) at a level that will gain national and international recognition. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in General Biology, General Microbiology, and Biotechnology, and an opportunity to contribute to upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the appointee’s area of expertise. Ability to contribute to the department’s Forensic Science Program is desirable. The successful candidate will receive a competitive startup package and be expected to develop an externally funded research program at a level appropriate to mentor master's and doctoral graduate students.

To learn more about the Department of Biology and Forensic Science Program, please visit, and

Required Education

A terminal degree in microbiology or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and a level of grant or fellowship funding that reflects high productivity commensurate with the applicant’s career stage will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about joining the faculty at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Jeff Leblond at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at  or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/01/2023

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