Teaching Assistant Professor

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Teaching Assistant Professor

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications/Experience


Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is dedicated to quality in research, graduate and postdoctoral training, and medical education. Our researchers conduct cutting-edge, innovative research that advances the discipline of cell biology and physiology, with an emphasis on topics that contribute to the improvement of human health. The UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology is internationally recognized for medical research. The breadth of investigation is reflected in our interdisciplinary Cell Biology and Physiology Curriculum, which provides a broad, integrated biological foundation and emphasizes rigor, transparency, integrity, and creative scientific reasoning. Our graduates are successful scientists in universities, pharmaceutical companies, and government.

We invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor. This position will be appointed with an emphasis on excellence in teaching. The initial appointment for Teaching Assistant Professor is one year. Appointments are renewable based on an assessment of annual goals and availability of funds.

After a mentoring period, the successful candidate will assume responsibility for: acting as a course instructor, mentoring and advising current Cell Biology and Physiology curriculum students, engaging in discussions of curriculum reform, curriculum review, student assessment, and developing innovative active learning approaches.

Additional teaching opportunities and responsibilities in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Medical School, School of Dentistry, and School of Nursing are likely. The candidate may have the opportunity to participate in funded research in collaboration with research faculty.

For more information on our department, please visit our website: https://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/

Educational Requirements:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physiology or a closely related field is required.

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate will have a track record of accomplishment in teaching at the undergraduate or professional school level. Successful candidates will also have skills in classroom teaching, development of modern teaching materials, and working effectively with colleagues in team-taught courses, specifically within one or more of the following subjects: human anatomy (including neuroanatomy), physiology, and psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Additional desirable qualifications and experience include: previous effective teaching experience (as evidenced by student course evaluations and/or from references), participation in course development, course assessments, program reviews, student advising, and mentoring, strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and the ability to teach advanced level courses in Physiology.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

Please include with your application: an updated curriculum vitae, a list of references (minimum of three), a cover letter, a teaching statement describing your educational philosophy and prior teaching experience, and a statement describing how you would promote diversity and inclusion in your teaching program.




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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time