Open Rank Professor of Biology (Genetics)

The University of Pikeville is seeking a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment in the field of biology starting August 2020. Rank and salary will be based on qualifications. The focus of this position will be on developing an exciting program in genetics that prepares students for health-related careers as well as careers in biology. Applicants must have a strong commitment to innovative and exciting teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained biologist with the ability and interest to teach genetics for biology majors. Depending on the candidate’s interest and background, the candidate may also teach other classes that are part of the pre-med track in the University’s course offerings in biology.


  1. Emphasize broadly-trained biology skills and a strong passion for excellence in teaching.
  2. Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning.
  3. Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning outcomes.
  4. Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the approved syllabus rubric.
  5. Use effective teaching methodologies and regularly update course content.
  6. Teaching biology courses for both majors and non-majors.
  7. Teach courses in the biology curriculum and develop and teach two upper-level classes in their field of interest.
  8. Advising students, providing service to the University community, assisting with departmental activities, and continuing scholarly growth and development.
  9. Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities.
  10. Establish mutual respect with students through effective and timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and feedback on work completed.
  11. Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support classroom instruction.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax. 

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • A doctorate is required, and undergraduate teaching experience is desired.
  • Minimum required English language skills are at the C1 level based on the Common European Language Framework.
  • Applicants with ABD status and within one year of completion will also be considered.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 11/27/2019
Department: Biology
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Faculty