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Assistant Professor

Employer
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:

999049

Functional Title:

Assistant 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 UNCG Department of Biology endeavors towards excellence in conducting research and teaching biological concepts and skills to biology majors and graduate students, to prepare them for professional careers and more advanced study. We introduce non-biology majors to the foundations and applications of biology. By involving undergraduate and graduate students in research, we contribute to and increase society’s knowledge across the broad spectrum of biology. We train doctoral students in Environmental Health Science, a complex and rapidly changing discipline. Through laboratory training and directed research experiences, we enhance our students’ technical and analytical skills so that they can contribute meaningfully to an increasingly technological world. Our leadership in scientific innovation and discovery serves our students, profession, and our local and global communities.

Position Summary:

Cell and/or Molecular Biologist at UNC Greensboro – Assistant Professor Position
The Department of Biology (https://biology.uncg.edu/) at UNC Greensboro seeks an individual with a strong record of accomplishment in the area of cell/molecular biology for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Successful applicants will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, make significant contributions to our Ph.D. program, teach courses in cell biology and/or genetics, and specialty courses in their discipline. The scholarly environment in the Biology Department is highly collaborative with synergies among faculty in related disciplines. UNCG has excellent resources to support this position including molecular and cell biology equipment, microscopy and imaging equipment, shared equipment with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and a competitive startup package with excellent laboratory space. The position is available August 1, 2024.

UNC Greensboro is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 55% ethnic minority students. UNC Greensboro and the Biology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNC Greensboro is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.7 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.





Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biology or related discipline by August 1.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, visit http://spartantalent.uncg.edu/ and click on “Faculty-Tenure Stream”, scrolling to “Position name” (Position 999049). You will need to submit the following: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Research (max 2p); 4) Teaching and Mentoring Statement (max 2p); 5) optional: three reprints/preprints that best showcase your research program; 6) Contact information for three reference letters writers. In submitted materials, address demonstrated interest and experience in promoting student success among diverse populations of students.

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Zhenquan Jia (z_jia@uncg.edu), chair of the search committee.


Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department:

Biology - 12204

Job Open Date:

09/01/2023

For Best Consideration Date:

11/01/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

9

Physical Effort:

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

Work Environment:

Inside

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
US

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