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P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

Clemson started with a graduating class of 37 in 1896. Today, Clemson University has become a strong force in higher education and gained national recognition in areas from academics to athletics. Throughout the past decade, the University has consistently been ranked among the top 25 public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. During this time, the number of student admission applications and prospective employee applications have almost doubled, and the number of graduate degrees awarded has more than doubled.

It’s a great time to be a Clemson Tiger, and it’s a great time to be part of the Department of Biological Sciences.

 

Current Faculty Openings

Chair

Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. The individual who holds this leadership position will serve as the executive officer of the department and report directly to the dean of the College of Science. Candidates are expected to merit the rank of professor with tenure, have an internationally recognized record of scholarship, demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning and possess relevant leadership experience.

The department seeks a chair excited to provide leadership with shared governance in areas of (1) establishing a strategic vision, goals, and implementation plan for the department that aligns with ClemsonElevate (Clemson University’s strategic plan) and Accelerate Science (College of Science’s strategic plan); (2) recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty and staff talent; (3) expanding external research funding; (4) enhancing existing academic programs and developing new relevant programs and/or degrees; (5) strengthening inclusive excellence; and (6) increasing doctoral enrollments. Additionally, the chair will serve on the College’s leadership team.

The chair is expected to demonstrate outstanding fiscal acumen in both strategic allocation of existing resources and expanding entrepreneurial revenues. The chair will work together with the dean and the director of development to cultivate external support to advance biological sciences.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted via Interfolio. Review will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries please contact the search committee chair, Barbara Campbell, bcampb7@clemson.edu, or the vice president of Parker Executive Search, Porsha Williams, pwilliams@parkersearch.com.


Assistant Professor — Microbiome Science

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors specializing in microbiome science. We welcome/encourage applications from prospective faculty from all areas of microbiome research, including but not limited to, human and animal health, agriculture, and the environment.

The department offers (B.A./B.S.) and graduate (M.S./Ph.D.) degrees in biological sciences and microbiology, and graduate degrees (M.S./Ph.D.) in environmental toxicology. In addition, the department offers an online, non-thesis M.S. in biological sciences for teachers and science educators interested in biological sciences. The successful candidates will inspire/enlighten our student body by contributing to the department's teaching mission.

The successful candidates will bring innovative and high-impact research programs to Clemson that complement and enhance existing departmental research strengths. Current faculty interests related to microbiome research include host-pathogen interactions, host-symbiont interactions, aquatic and soil ecosystems, and microbial interactions and functions during environmental change.

For full consideration, please apply by November 20, 2023 through Interfolio. Review of will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2024. Inquiries should be directed to Vince Richards, chair of the search committee, vpricha@clemson.edu.


Lecturer or Senior Lecturer — Physiology/Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure track lecturer or senior lecturer position to begin August 15, 2024. We seek a candidate with interest and experience in teaching lecture and lab courses in vertebrate physiology, with emphasis on human physiology, exercise physiology, and other upper-division physiology courses in their area of expertise. Candidates with an interest in vertebrate anatomy and physiology from the cellular to organismal level are encouraged to apply. We invite candidates that promote engagement and foster inclusive excellence in the classroom.

Teaching responsibilities during the academic year would focus on delivery of in-person, large enrollment courses and labs. General expectations involve development and delivery of course content, laboratory coordination, assessment of students, use of the Learning Management System, assisting students during office hours and working collaboratively with colleagues to improve the learning experience for Clemson students.

There may be future opportunities to teach in other areas or in online courses for the online M.S. in Biological Sciences program. There are also opportunities to teach on-campus, online, or study abroad during the summer. Successful candidates will have a desire to join fully in the varied activities of our large department and to take on service responsibilities as they progress through the ranks.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted through Interfolio no later than January 15, 2024. Review will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Tammy McNutt-Scott, chair of the search committee, at tmcnutt@clemson.edu.


Lecturer or Senior Lecturer — Microbiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure track lecturer or senior lecturer position to begin preferably, August 15, 2024. We seek a candidate with interest and experience in introductory microbiology, including a background in bacterial physiology and/or microbial ecology. We invite candidates that address engagement and encourage inclusivity in the classroom and the community.

Teaching responsibilities during the academic year would focus on delivery of in-person, medium to large enrollment courses primarily at the undergraduate level, including introductory microbiology with required laboratory, bacterial physiology and/or microbial ecology.

General expectations involve development and delivery of course content, laboratory coordination, assessment of students, use of Canvas learning management system, assisting students during office hours, and working collaboratively with colleagues to improve the learning experience for Clemson students. There may be future opportunities to teach in other areas or in online courses for the online M.S. in Biological Sciences program. There are also opportunities to teach on-campus, online, or study abroad during the summer.

Successful candidates will have a desire to join fully in the varied activities of our large department and to take on service responsibilities as they progress through the ranks. The department supports faculty development at all ranks and tracks. Promotion through the three levels of lecturer ranks — lecturer, senior lecturer, principal lecturer — is expected. 

For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2024, through Interfolio. Inquiries should be directed to Krista Rudolph, chair of the search committee, at krudolp@clemson.edu.


Assistant Professor — Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center

The Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) and the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to be filled by an innovative scholar whose research in the broad field of host-eukaryotic pathogen immunology complements our current program strengths.
 
All research programs and models in immunology will be considered; emphasis is placed on those prospective faculty whose interests include innate immunity, adaptive immunity, immunometabolism, immunopharmacology, comparative, developmental, and evolutionary immunity to eukaryotic pathogens, or vaccinology. The anticipated start date is August 2024 or later.
 
EPIC is an interdisciplinary research cooperative at Clemson University. It stands at the forefront of biomedical research on eukaryotic pathogens, which are the causative agents of some of the most devastating and intractable diseases of humans including amoebic dysentery, sleeping sickness, amebic meningoencephalitis, and fungal meningitis. The center is supported by a NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Award (Phase 1 complete, currently in Phase 2). The center provides a first-rate environment for engaging students and colleagues in collaborative research. 
 
This position will have an academic appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences.  The department offers degrees in biological sciences (B.S., B.A., M.S., Ph.D.), microbiology (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and environmental toxicology (M.S., Ph.D.). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, cell biology or a related discipline with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program, participate in graduate student training programs and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately; however, the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Charles D. Rice, cdrice@clemson.edu, chair of the search committee.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on thebasis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Current Staff Openings

Assistant Director, Academic Advising

This person will assist the director in overseeing assigned operational aspects of undergraduate advising in the Department of Biological Sciences, including but not limited to new student orientation, student recruitment and retention, development of student services initiatives, training and supervision of professional advisers/staff (when needed); provide leadership in advising best practices, training and professional development; advise and support undergraduate students to aid in timely and successful degree progress; assessing student needs and identifying and referring students to resources; performing other duties as assigned.

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Contact Information

P: 864-656-2328
E: biolsci@clemson.edu

Campus Location

132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Hours

Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.