Assistant or Associate Professor in Biological & Biomedical Sciences (BBSD)
Position Overview Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina Central University is the largest science department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with over 400 undergraduate majors. It is committed to providing intensive instruction and training in the life sciences by offering of relevant courses and research experiences to prepare students for entry into a variety of careers in academia, secondary education, government, industry, and health related professions.
Primary Purpose of Position
For teaching core and concentration courses in the biomedical sciences curriculum. The department is interested in an applicant who can teach Cell and/or Molecular Biology courses and develop a specialty course in virology and/or immunology. The applicant is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in virology that will provide training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the department.
The successful applicant will be expected to excel as an educator and to advise and mentor undergraduate students in the Department. Combined with supervising an active research program, these activities are expected to lead to promotion and tenure at the University. The applicant is also expected to participate in departmental, college and university service, as well as professional service.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in the Biology core curriculum, as well as develop an upper level elective course in virology and/or immunology. The teaching load will be 12 credit hours per semester. The faculty member will also be responsible for training undergraduate and graduate students in virology research. The faculty member will be expected to obtain extramural funding to support a virology research program, and is expected to publish this research in a timely manner.
The successful applicant will be expected to excel as an educator and to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the department. The applicant is expected to possess or develop experience in use of modern teaching technologies, such as smart board technology. The applicant is expected to contribute to the service mission of the department, college and university, as well as be active in professional societies. These responsibilities are expected to prepare the faculty member to achieve promotion and tenure at the University.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others; strong knowledge base in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, and virology; appropriate experience in teaching university biology courses, especially in the area of cell biology and molecular biology.
Qualifications for candidates include a PhD in a life science discipline, and a minimum of three years postdoctoral research experience is required. Research experience in virology, with application in alcohol-related diseases, is especially preferred. Prior teaching experience at the college level is also preferred.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Qualifications for candidate include a PhD. in a life science discipline, and a minimum of three (3) years postdoctoral research experience is required. Research experience in virology, with application in alcohol-related diseases, is especially preferred. Prior teaching experience at the college level is also preferred.