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Assistant or Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jun 16, 2023

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The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track, full time (12 month) faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. We seek to hire an outstanding scientist who will develop a creative and innovative research program, attract extramural funding, provide research training for graduate and medical students, and teach in medical and graduate courses, as well as in their specialty. The applicants should have; previous experience teaching in a medical school; proficiency in instructional technology; and interest in teaching collaboratively, and the ability to obtain external funding. Research focused on Cell Biology, Embryology, Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, and/or Developmental Neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is a state-supported comprehensive medical school whose mission is to train osteopathic physicians to meet the health care needs of the state. The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology prides itself in state-of-the art interdisciplinary research and excellence in education. We team teach in person and using telepresence between the Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the College of Osteopathic Medicine Cherokee Nation campus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. We seek a colleague who can teach in neuroscience and/or biomedical foundation courses in the medical school, such as Embryology and the Nervous System in the medical school curriculum and Principles of Neuroanatomy in the graduate certificate curriculum and whose graduate teaching would complement that of the current faculty. Applicants should discuss how they would develop research projects suitable to provide research experience for medical students. The successful applicant will address teaching experiences, history of teamwork, and contribution to graduate education in their letter of application.

The department is interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity, equity, and inclusivity of their academic communities. The successful candidates will be based at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

- Ph.D. in Cellular and/or Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Developmental Anatomy, or a related field
- Postdoctoral research or professional experience
- Previous experience teaching in a medical school
- Proficiency in instructional technology
- Interest in teaching collaboratively

Environmental Hazards:
Classroom teaching and laboratory environment.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, stoop, reach, stand, walk, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Oklahoma State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, qualified disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities.  The Equal Opportunity Officer is designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and can be reached at: 918-594-8221,, or 1405 Main Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106

On Dec. 7, 2021, a federal judge temporarily blocked the implementation of the federal contractor vaccination mandate and its associated guidance. Following the injunction, Oklahoma State University has, consistent with applicable law, paused the vaccination mandate.



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