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Job Title:

Assistant Professor

Position Number :

934011

Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Biology

Department Homepage :

http://www.ecu.edu/biology

Advertising Department :

BIOLOGY, DEPT OF

Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

Number of Vacancies :

1

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :

1.0

Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :

Greenville

Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University (ECU) is a member of the University of North Carolina system, enrolls 28,000 students annually, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is classified as a R2-Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 92,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with affordable costs of living.

The Biology Department is home to more than 1,400 undergraduate majors (BS in Biology and BS in Biochemistry) and instructs more than 17,000 students each academic year. Faculty in the department are committed to providing high-impact training in research to undergraduate, Masters (https://biology.ecu.edu/graduate-studies/) and Doctoral-level (https://idpbbc.ecu.edu/) students. The Department of Biology is broad in its representation of different biological subdisciplines and emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the natural sciences. Faculty and students in the Department of Biology have ample opportunity to collaborate with others, including those at East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine.

The department and its shared research facilities (Microscopy, Genomics, and a vivarium) will soon be located in the new Life Science and Biotechnology Building, a gateway to a growing, vibrant downtown district in the coastal region of North Carolina.

The Department of Biology is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity.

Job Duties :

The Department of Biology (httg://www.ecu.edu/biology) at East Carolina University (httg:///www.ecu.edu) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position (9-month appointment) at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Cellular, Molecular, or Developmental Biology to begin August 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program using cell culture, organoid, or model organisms to address fundamental questions in cellular, molecular or developmental biology. The successful candidate will also actively engage undergraduate and graduate students in research and be expected to teach students effectively in the areas of developmental biology, cell and molecular biology, and/or physiology. The ideal candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in stem cell biology, neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry, and reproductive biology. Successful candidates will become a part of a collegial, interdisciplinary Biology Department and will be expected to participate fully in Departmental, College, and University activities.

Contingent upon available funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A Ph.D. in Biology or a closely related field such as, but not limited to, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Physiology, or Anatomy and Cell Biology, two years of post-doctoral or equivalent training, and a scholarly record of achievements. Qualifying degrees must be received at time of consideration from accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

N/A

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application materials should be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu using the position number 934011. Applicants must submit the following documents as pdf files: (1) cover letter describing interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) detailed statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max) that includes an outline of the applicant’s vision for incorporating undergraduate and graduate training in the applicant’s research program and creating an inclusive learning environment; (4) statement of research accomplishments and goals (3 pages max); (5) contact information for at least three current references. Applicants are expected to include examples of or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their cover letter as well as teaching and/or research statements.

The cover letter and/or research statement should include examples of past and potential contributions to diversity through research, graduate student training and/or teaching, including how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within 7 days of notification. Official transcripts and official reference letters are required upon employment.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ables ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chair, or Nick Duncan ([email protected]), Administrative Associate. Review of applications begins on January 10, 2022.

Inquiries regarding the University’s policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (https://oed.ecu.edu/).

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :

11/03/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:

01/31/2022

Initial Screening Begins :

01/10/2022

Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :

https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/46026

AA/EOE :

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

Organization

ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/admissions/whyecu.cfm

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/chancellor/mission-and-vision.cfm

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