Assistant Professor


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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Professor   

Position Type:

LSUAM Science - Department of Biological Sciences (Evanna L Gleason (00003306))   

Work Location:
0520 Life Sciences Building   

Pay Grade:

Job Description:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in all areas of stem cell and regenerative biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, and molecular-cell biology. Biological Sciences is a large and dynamic department, with research ranging across all levels of biological organization, and the successful candidate will complement these strengths. Researchers utilizing non-traditional model organisms and those who would appreciate joining diverse and interactive faculty are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to the Department of Biological Sciences, opportunities for collaboration research are available at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, the LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Our department is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other members of groups underrepresented in science. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education.



50% Develop and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program ranging across all levels of biological organization.
50% Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a biological sciences discipline, and direct/supervise graduate students. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department, and the advancement of the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field with successful track record of productive research and publication, and postdoctoral experience.

Additional Job Description:


Special Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement and 3 professional references with physical and email addresses. Candidates should also include a statement describing how they will promote an inclusive learning environment, and how their scholarship and mentoring practices support a diverse academic community.   

Posting Date:
November 4, 2020   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


Essential Position (Y/N):

EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.


HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

Posted 21 Days Ago

Full time

About Us

LSU includes institutions, facilities and programs in each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes, and its campuses stretch the length of the state from New Orleans to Shreveport.  Each institution plays a vital role in preparing students to incorporate new knowledge and technologies into their daily lives.  LSU researchers across Louisiana are working on developing a wide-range of innovations to improve quality of life by studying issues such as disease management, advance medical treatments, obesity, coastal protection, hurricane preparedness, energy, natural resource management and agriculture, among others.  Louisiana’s Flagship University is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution with academic programs in all areas of science, engineering, humanities, arts and social sciences.


The University comprises of nine institutions:

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (“LSU”), the premier flagship university for the state, which include the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Louisiana State University at Eunice
Louisiana State University at Shreveport
LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
LSU Health Science Center – Shreveport
The Health Care Services Division
Louisiana State University  Agricultural Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Any other college, university, school, institution, or program now or hereafter under the supervision and management of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

In implementing its mission, LSU is committed to:

Offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students;
Employing faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises; and
Using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental, and social challenges.



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