Visiting Assistant Professor

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Position Number1011Functional TitleVisiting Assistant ProfessorPosition TypeNon-Tenure StreamPosition EclassFC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Biology at UNCG is committed to providing excellent and comprehensive instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We offer a full range of courses to students pursuing a degree in Biology or Medical Technology, as well as to non-biology majors interested in the biological sciences. Biology majors have many options available to them, including the option to pursue degree concentrations in Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, or Human Biology. Biology students are encouraged to gain research experience through independent study with a faculty member, and to develop strong communication skills with writing- and speaking- intensive lecture and laboratory courses. Graduates of the Biology program at UNCG find employment in a wide range of fields and are well prepared for further study in graduate school or in health related professions such as medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
The Department’s excellence in education is complemented by highly active research programs in environmental and behavioral ecology, evolution, population biology, and cell and developmental biology. Biology faculty members publish regularly in leading scientific journals and have earned national and international prominence with their research activities. Moreover, faculty in the Department have been very successful in obtaining external funding to support their research and have been awarded research grants from various agencies including the EPA, NIH, NSF, and USDA

Position Summary

The Biology Department seeks an individual with expertise in genetics and conservation biology to teach at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective and dedicated teacher and will teach a 3:2 load per year with some service. The applicant is expected to maintain an active research program. Collaborative opportunities for research with our faculty are available. The teaching load will include laboratory sections, as appropriate. In one semester we anticipate this individual teaching Genetics, Conservation Biology, and a laboratory course in genetics or general biology. In the second semester the individual will teach Genetics and a seminar course that may include graduate students. Undergraduate student advising or similar service will also be expected. The Department of Biology is sincerely committed to excellence in undergraduate education and has a Masters and Ph.D. program. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required at the time the appointment begins for the Visiting Assistant Professor rank. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered at the rank of Lecturer with a 4:4 teaching load

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required at the time the appointment begins. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered at the rank of Lecturer with a 4:4 teaching load.

Preferred QualificationsTenure StatusNot on TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online at and click on “Faculty” (position #1011). Please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, description of current research interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. Inquiries should be made to Dr. Malcolm Schug, [email protected]

Recruitment RangeCompetitiveOrg #-DepartmentBiology - 12204Job Open Date06/11/2019For Best Consideration Date06/19/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.000Type of AppointmentTemporaryTime Limited DurationNumber of Months per Year12FLSAExemptADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).

Physical EffortHand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - C, Holding - C, Finger Dexterity - C, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - C, Sitting - C, Walking - C, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - FWork EnvironmentDriving - Car/Truck - F, Inside - C, Outside - OApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    • UNC School System Job Board
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    • Facebook
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    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)




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Posted: 6/12/2019
Application Due: 8/29/2019
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