The Department of Biology at East Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month appointment as Teaching Assistant Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology. This non-tenure track faculty position will begin August 13, 2018, with the possibility of subsequent renewal and advancement in title. The faculty member will teach core courses in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology, and potentially a course in science communication. This individual will convey an enthusiasm for using innovative teaching approaches at introductory and advanced undergraduate levels. Working in collaboration with departmental colleagues, the faculty member will take a lead role in enhancing the Cell and Molecular curriculum for Biology and Biochemistry majors and promoting teaching excellence. Undergraduate advising and participation in university, community, and professional service are expected. Opportunities to engage in mentoring of undergraduate researchers are available.
The Department of Biology supports more than 1,200 undergraduate Biology and Biochemistry majors and has a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty and growing doctoral and master's graduate programs that will soon be housed in a new, state of the art Life Sciences and Biotechnology building. Opportunities for collaboration in cell and developmental biology and pedagogy research exist both within the department (www.ecu.edu/biology) and across the university, including with faculty in the Brody School of Medicine. Department of Biology resources, which support both research and instruction, include expertly staffed core facilities for microscopy, molecular, genomic, and water chemistry analyses, and high-performance computing and plant growth facilities.
The Department of Biology at East Carolina University is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences.
Special Instructions To Application:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a statement of teaching experience/philosophy online at www.jobs.ecu.edu using the position number 600014 – Fixed Term Faculty in Cell and Developmental Biology. Teaching statements should describe plans for combining your research experience with your teaching practices. Please include examples of past and potential contributions to diversity and address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within 7 days of notification. Official transcript and original hard-copy reference letters are required upon employment.
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ables (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair, or Jennifer B. Jacobs (email@example.com), Lead Administrative Associate. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018.
Inquiries regarding the University's policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/oed/index.cfm).
A Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, or a related field (such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Physiology) with training in Cell and Developmental Biology, and a strong record of scholarly achievements, are required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600014
Organizational Unit Overview:
East Carolina University (www.ecu.edu), a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and enrolls around 29,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 90,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast.
The Department of Biology (www.ecu.edu/biology) is a comprehensive department that emphasizes an integrative approach to the study of the life sciences. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations ...to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.