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Assistant Teaching Professor, Microbiology

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor, Microbiology

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week vary

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Biological Sciences

About the Department:

The Biological Sciences Department has a nationally ranked graduate program which allows it to offer many educational experiences to its degree students in both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The programs are complemented by top researchers and instructors in the field of Biological Sciences, providing students with the education to make a difference in a future career.
The function of the Department of Biological Sciences is to achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive and diverse department, where all students, faculty, and staff receive fair and equitable treatment.

The Department of Biological Sciences is dedicated to basic research and teaching in a broad range of aspects of the biological sciences. The Department has strong undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral programs and substantial extramural support to develop and maintain integrative research programs. In addition, the Department enhances its mission to interdisciplinary research and training programs with other units in the life sciences across colleges.NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across disciplines. Opportunities exist for collaborations with faculty in the Department as well as with those in other departments across our campus. Our location in the Research Triangle facilitates interaction with faculty at other institutions as well as with industry and government agencies.

The College of Sciences brings together the mathematical, physical and biological sciences in a research-intensive environment that simultaneously values excellence in teaching and a strong community engagement. Sciences IT is a new unit that provides innovative IT solutions, responsive and forward-looking support, and creative applications of technology to support the research, teaching, administrative and outreach functions of the College.

The College of Sciences aims at creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. You will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our culture charter. Please visit for more information on the College of Sciences Culture Charter.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University seeks an outstanding candidate for a 9-month teaching-track faculty position in microbiology at the preferred rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, although outstanding candidates for Associate Teaching Professor will be considered. Teaching faculty are Professional Track members of the NC State University academic community and are essential to fulfilling the core teaching and service missions of the College of Sciences. Professional Track faculty in Biological Sciences participate in continuing professional development, including in equity-based teaching practices; are supported in pursuing institutional and extramural funding, engaging in outreach work, and mentoring undergraduates in research; and are eligible for promotion to higher ranks with multi-year contracts.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in the following three of six realms of faculty responsibility outlined by the university:

  • Teaching and Mentoring of Undergraduate and Graduate Students (70-90% effort), including developing and teaching courses in support of our vibrant undergraduate microbiology program as well as courses bridging disciplines; coordinating laboratory courses, including course-based research experiences (CREs); mentoring and supervising graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants
  • Discovery of Knowledge through Discipline-Guided Inquiry (5-15% effort), including engaging in reflective and scholarly teaching; supervising undergraduate researchers; or pursuing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) or Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER)
  • Service in Professional Societies and within the University (5-15% effort), including serving as an academic advisor for undergraduate Microbiology majors; serving on Department, College, or University committees; and service to professional societies.

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks candidates committed to implementing antiracism and equity-based pedagogies to join a Department that aspires to become a leader in inclusive and equitable teaching and research. The successful candidate will help implement the visions outlined in the College of Sciences Strategic Plan, with a particular focus on the Strategic Priorities to Advance Equity and Open Up Science.

The College of Sciences aims to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute actively to an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our culture charter through active and intentional recruiting of qualified members of underrepresented groups. Please visit: for more information on our Culture Charter.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbial Ecology or a related field.
  • Experience in research and teaching at the undergraduate level in the areas of Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbial Ecology or a related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence in equity-based teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in research and teaching at the undergraduate level in the areas of Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbial Ecology or a related field.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

IN addition to your application please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
  • Two-page statement that demonstrates your knowledge of evidence-based pedagogy, antiracism and equity-based teaching, the actions you have taken in the past to support these efforts, and your plans for implementing antiracism and equity-based practice in your teaching and professional interactions; (Upload as Other Document 1)
  • One-page statement describing your professional development goals, including but not limited to continued education in teaching and learning, scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) or discipline-based educational research (DBER). (Upload as Other Document 2)

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

172201 - Biological Sciences


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University 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.


NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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