Assistant Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 006135
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Biological Sciences
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Biological Sciences is an academic community of scientists and students engaged in advancing the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in biological sciences. The Department is guided by the pursuit of excellence in research and education, by a creative and collaborative approach, and by an awareness of the global context in which the Department exists.
To achieve its vision, the Department of Biological Sciences has set as its mission several inter-related goals:
• To advance the frontiers of knowledge through innovation and research in the biological sciences;
• To facilitate development of scientists in the guidance of our bachelors, masters and doctoral Biology students, and in the training of post-doctoral fellows.
• To increase scientific literacy, foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry, and develop well-informed citizens by providing a general education in Biology to the student population;
• To participate in the University-wide academic community through interdisciplinary collaborations, programs and curricula;
• To contribute to local, national, and international scientific communities through collaborations and service activities that promote education and dissemination of information;
• To contribute to the community by collaborating with public, nonprofit, private, and industry partners in the Charlotte metropolitan area and the State of North Carolina.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields with expertise in cancer biology. Candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in their specialty by a record of postdoctoral training, peer-reviewed publications, and current extramural funding or plans for an extramurally funded research program. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in state-of-the-art proteomic, genomic and/or metabolomic approaches. Candidates are expected to have the ability to engage with students in a diverse academic environment. Previous teaching and mentoring experience is highly desirable. This position will be part of a larger effort to build research programs within a central theme of “Integrated Health and Environmental Research” and will be expected to complement “Big Data” and/or “Protein Function” research groups that are being developed in collaboration with other academic units within the university.

Finalists will be asked to discuss how their qualifications, experience, and professional background prepares them to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their teaching, research, and service activities during their screening.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of our undergraduate and graduate curricula with a focus on cancer physiology in a cell biological context and/or population-level genetic processes in animal systems.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.uncc.edu, position number 6135. Please provide a cover letter, a complete curriculum vita, philosophy statements for research and teaching in an ethnically diverse environment, contact information for three references, and three representative publications. Screening of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. The expected start date is August 15, 2018.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  4. Contact Information for References
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 2
  2. Other Document 3