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Job Title:

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Biology

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor

Working Title :

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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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. We are located in Greenville, NC (pop. 92,000), 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. A thriving small city and regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere and a great place to live, work, play, and bring visitors. Greenville has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average, and boasts a growing Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. The city hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and provides numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, more than nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a vibrant arts and music scene.

ECU’s Department of Biology ( is home to more than 1,400 undergraduate majors (BS and BA in Biology and BS in Biochemistry) and instructs more than 17,000 students each academic year. Our faculty are committed to high-impact instruction and research mentoring to undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral-level students. The Department of Biology has broad representation of biological subdisciplines and emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the natural sciences. Our faculty and students collaborate with others across campus, including from the Department of Chemistry, Water Resources Center, Brody School of Medicine, Mass Spectrometry Facility, and Eastern Region Pharma Center. In collaboration with a developer, ECU is also building an innovation hub on its millennial campus ( that will provide on-campus opportunities for collaboration with private industry.

The Biology department and its research facilities (microscopy, genomics, and a vivarium) are primarily housed in the new Life Science and Biotechnology Building, a gateway to a growing downtown business and entertainment district. ECU has a variety of cutting-edge resources to support faculty and student research, including mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, and advanced imaging. 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 works to strengthen an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We work to increase access and success in 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 at East Carolina University ( seeks to fill a fixed-term faculty position (9-month appointment) at the Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor level with expertise in Biochemistry to begin August 2023.

An individual hired at any rank will be expected to effectively instruct undergraduate students in biochemistry, introductory biology and upper-level undergraduate elective(s) in specific areas of expertise. An individual hired at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor or higher may also contribute to course offerings at the graduate level. 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. This position begins in August 2023, with the possibility of subsequent renewal and advancement in title.

Contingent upon the availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Acceptable qualifications for the rank of Teaching Instructor include master’s degree in Biochemistry or a closely related field (including but not limited to Biology or Molecular Biology) and at least two years of experience teaching at the college level or equivalent training. Acceptable qualifications for the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor requires a Ph. D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field (including but not limited to Biology or Molecular Biology) and at least one year of instruction at the college level or equivalent training. All education must be documented from an appropriately accredited institution or certified as equivalent to required accredited education.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

A record of scholarly achievements is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application materials should be submitted online at using the position number 936001. Applicants must submit the following documents as pdf files: (1) cover letter describing interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) detailed teaching statement (2 pages max) that includes the applicant’s philosophy for and accomplishments in student instruction and mentoring; (4) contact information for at least three current references. Applicants are expected to include examples of potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their cover letter as well as teaching statements.

We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to the Search Committee Chair via email within 14 days of notification. Official transcripts and official reference letters are required upon employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. John Stiller ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair, or Nick Duncan ([email protected]), Administrative Associate. Review of applications begins on February 1, 2023.

Inquiries regarding the University’s policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (

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 :


Open Until Filled:


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.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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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.


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.

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.

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