Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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Position Number:

000964

Functional Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro 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 uncg.edu 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 Department of Biology (https://biology.uncg.edu/about/the-department/) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) seeks an innovative biologist in any biological subdiscipline at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank who studies plant and/or pollinator biology. With nearly all flowering plants requiring pollinators, the pollination crisis is impacting both human and environmental health. Therefore, we are seeking an individual to take an intellectual leadership role in UNCG’s plant and pollinator research including our state of the art Plant and Pollinator Center (PPC;https://biology.uncg.edu/ppc/), integrate their work with our current strengths (e.g., honey bee microbiome, orphan crops, plant physiological and community ecology), and fit into the Department of Biology’s highly collaborative environment. We are searching broadly for a candidate who works at any scale from molecules to landscapes, can integrate with other approaches to unlock the biology of plants, pollinators, and/or their interactions, and to contribute to solving the growing global problem of pollination and food security in the face of climate change. The Assistant Professor position will be tenure track and Associate and Full Professor rank will be tenured and provide leadership opportunities at the Plant and Pollinator Center and in developing priorities for UNCG’s development campaign. Exceptional candidates will be considered for the Florence Shaeffer Distinguished Professorship in the Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Doctorate in Biology or related discipline when starting the position on 8/1/22

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience is preferred

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Sally Koerner ([email protected]), chair of the search committee.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Biology - 12204

Job Open Date:

10/13/2021

For Best Consideration Date:

11/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

9

FLSA:

Exempt

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - C, Hand Movement-Grasping - C, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - C, Reading - C, Writing - C, Eye-hand coordination - C, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - F, Squatting - O, Reaching - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O, Ventilation ConditionsDust - F, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - F, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - F, Ventilation ConditionsGases - F, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions, Gas Leaks - O, Inside - F, Outside - F

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Telephone
336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
United States

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