Instructor/ Assistant Professor of Biology

Tusculum University is seeking an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Biology for Spring 24 with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology. Located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, Tusculum provides the successful applicant the opportunity to foster experiential learning in undergraduates. The position is available for a Spring 24 start. This is a full-time position. Tusculum faculty are responsible for teaching a minimum of 12 credits in each of the fall and spring semesters, advising, service, scholarship, and professional development.

Tusculum’s mission is to engage our students by building on a rich Presbyterian heritage and a pioneering spirit. Tusculum University provides an active and experiential education within a caring Christian environment to inspire civic engagement, enrich personal lives, and equip career-ready professionals. (


An MS or Ph.D. degree in discipline is preferred; experience teaching anatomy and physiology to undergraduates is required.  Tusculum is an Equal Opportunity Employer; the College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics is particularly interested in applications for this position from underrepresented populations. Tusculum participates in E-Verify and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace employer. Applicants will be required to submit to substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University.

This position is subject to the results of a pre-employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States as all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Heather Henson-Ramsey, Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics (

Applications are accepted only via email to Attn: AP Instructor/Assistant Professor. A complete application will include a cover letter that contains a summary statement of teaching philosophy, CV, copies of all post-secondary transcripts, the names and contact information of 3-5 references, and a completed Tusculum University application. A link to the application form is near the top of the web page