Assistant Professor

Position Number 1000

Functional Title Assistant Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Biology teaches biological concepts and research methods to biology and medical technology majors and prepares them for professional careers and/or advanced study. We also introduce non-biology majors to basic biological knowledge and its applications to our society. We prepare graduate students for professional careers and/or further graduate study. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we increase society's knowledge of living organisms and their environments and we enhance our students' technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological society. We apply our skills by serving the University, our profession, and the larger community.

The Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular/Cellular Plant Physiology. The applicant will be expected to develop a productive, externally funded research program addressing prominent aspects of plant physiology using molecular approaches and contribute to student mentoring and instruction in the department. The successful applicant will fully participate in our broadly defined doctoral program in Environmental Health Science, which is directed at understanding environmental problems that directly or indirectly affect human health and well-being from molecular to global levels. Likewise, the successful applicant will provide excellent instruction in our Biology undergraduate curriculum and graduate programs, develop elective courses related to areas of expertise and mentor students from our diverse undergraduate and graduate populations. Potential synergies with faculty in our and other departments are desirable.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related discipline, by August 1, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Karen Katula (

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Biology - 12204

Job Open Date 09/06/2017

For Best Consideration Date 10/16/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents

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