Assistant Professor - Integrative Biology

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Position TitleAssistant Professor - Integrative BiologyExternal Link to Posting & Marine Biology - 32310Vacancy Number16F-267Position Number3580Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Integrative Biology with an emphasis on Neuroscience beginning in August 2020. Desired areas of expertise within the broad umbrella of Neuroscience include, but are not limited to, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Comparative Physiology. Resources and facilities will support research from molecular to ecosystem levels of organization. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses that support a growing emphasis in Human Biology (including a minor in Neuroscience), as well as to develop upper level courses related to his/her research expertise. Successful applicants also will be expected to maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience.

The department has an excellent record of faculty development and mentorship, and is committed to assisting new faculty to succeed. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Graduate curricula in the department include M.S. programs in Biology and Marine Biology, as well as a Ph.D. program in Marine Biology. Preference will be given to candidates able to complement existing disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths and leverage departmental facilities. Excellent support for research is provided in departmental facilities on campus ( and at the CREST Research Park (, including the Center for Marine Science, Shellfish Research Hatchery, and Marine Biotechnology Center.

We encourage all job seekers to visit to learn about other open positions in our department as well as for additional openings in other departments at UNCW; dual career couples are welcome to apply.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, and postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants will be expected to
maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program involving undergraduate and
graduate students. Previous experience securing external funding preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating
solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political
issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine
Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and
educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a
solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an
environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research
opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline.
Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge
of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research
programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value
investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our
region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that
work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We
believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the
university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

To be considered, please complete the online application at Applications and materials will not be accepted that
are sent directly to the search committee.

For full consideration, the application MUST contain the following
1) a letter of application
2) a curriculum vitae
3) research statement that includes a description of major research
accomplishments and awards (upload under research summary)
4) a statement of teaching philosophy, accomplishments, and awards
(upload under teaching philosophy)
5) a diversity statement that addresses how the candidate’s cultural, experiential, or
academic background contributes to building an equitable and diverse
scholarly environment (upload under writing sample)
6) contact information for three references
MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Ms. Lisa Noah ([email protected]; 910-962-3489), while questions regarding the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Kinsey ([email protected]; 910-962-7398).

The priority consideration date is November 8, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/04/2019Priority Consideration Date11/08/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toDr. Steve KinseyApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Research Summary
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
  6. List of 3 Professional References
  7. Other
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      Posted: 10/6/2019
      Application Due: 11/7/2019
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