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Assistant Professor - Molecular Biology - #000900Department:
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The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Western Carolina University—a regional comprehensive university of the University of North Carolina System located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina about an hour drive west of Asheville, NC—is seeking applications for a tenure-track 9-month faculty position in Molecular Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2022.
The successful candidate will join the Biology Department in a recently constructed state-of-the-art science building that also houses the Chemistry and Physics Department and Forensic Science Program.
Physical resources include a sequencing facility, animal research facilities (terrestrial and aquatic), greenhouse, and herbarium. Review of applications will begin on or about February 1, 2022 and continue until a candidate has been selected. Scientists with research interests in molecular biology, such as, but not limited to, computational biology, evolutionary genetics, genomics, microbiomes, or plant molecular physiology, using current molecular biological approaches including bioinformatics, are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, upper- and graduate-level Cell and Molecular Biology courses and other courses in the candidate’s specialty. An active, funded research program involving undergraduates and Master’s students will be essential for success in this position.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, a record of scholarly productivity, and the expectation of continued scholarship. Applicants should also have postdoctoral research, teaching, or work experience.Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who demonstrate research projects/products that actively engage undergraduate and graduate students will be given preference.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
12/01/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application materials must be submitted online. Materials that should be submitted include a 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) statement of research goals; 5) a list of three academic references; and 6) unofficial transcripts.Background/E-Verify:
Review of applications will begin on or about February 1, 2022 and will continue until a candidate has been identified.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Beverly Collins at [email protected]
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All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
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