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Assistant Professor for Microbiology

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Assistant Professor for Microbiology

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Assistant Professor for Microbiology

Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time

Time Limited Position::


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Biological and Forensic Sciences

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EHRA (Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences is an academic unit within the Lloyd College of Health, Science, and Technology, seeking to serve a diverse student body, including military and international students, through effective teaching, active scholarship, and service-learning activities. The Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology with concentrations in pre-health, organismal biology, or molecular biology/biotechnology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Sciences. The Department offers a minor program in Biology and Biotechnology. The Department has more than four hundred enrolled undergraduate students and seventeen (17) tenured, tenure-track, or lecturer faculty members. The Department of Biological and Forensic Science’s mission is to provide high-quality, student-centered academic programs and courses in the sciences at the undergraduate level. In addition, the department provides each student with the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge before deciding on a specific profession and being committed to discovering and disseminating knowledge in the fields of Biological Sciences. Our diverse faculty prepares students to become critical thinkers through education, research, and outreach programs. Our highly qualified faculty are driven to prepare students for government, industry, health-related professions, and education careers and to pursue further study in graduate or professional schools. The Department strives to develop abilities and values to serve our regional, national, international, and military communities and create a nurturing and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant of Microbiology effective Fall 2024. The successful applicant will have a doctorate in Microbiology or a closely related field. Experience teaching introduction to biology, microbiology, and biotechnology courses at an undergraduate/graduate university and/or community college will be a plus. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in microbiology and general biology, cellular biology, biotechnology and, develop and teach new courses in the Biology Program, advise/mentor students, serve in department, college, and university committees, and assist in building and maintaining professional relationships with local, regional, and national laboratories and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the candidate is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students.

Description of Work Continued::

Teaching: (60%)
Teach a variety of undergraduate courses.Teach classes in microbiology, introduction to biology, biotechnology, scientific writing/communication, and related disciplines that meet the standard FSU workload policy.Contribute to curriculum development.

Research: (20%)
Conduct research, publish, and write grants.Develop a robust research program involving collaboration with students and faculty.Perform scholarly activities consistent with their rank.Commit to maintaining a productive program of scholarship in microbiology.Engage in research and training activities within professional societies and related.

Service: (20%)
Contribute to ongoing programmatic development within the Department of Biological and Forensic Science and the College of Health, Science, and Technology.Serve as a mentor and/or student organization advisor for undergraduate students, guiding their professional and personal development and academic progress.Actively participate in departmental, college, university, community, and professional service consistent with the goals of the Department, College, and University.Commitment to contribute to the strategic initiatives of the Department, College, and University

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

A doctorate in microbiology or a closely related field and a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenure-track Assistant Professor..

Special Instructions to Applicants::

For priority consideration, please apply by March 15, 2024.

Notice to Applicants:

Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, Do Not Use the phrase “see resume.”
Please list at least three (3) professional references to include a current supervisor. References will only be contact if you are selected for the position and with your permission.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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