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Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package
Closing date
Feb 2, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences
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The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte ( seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning August 15th, 2022. Required qualifications for this position include: a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields with expertise in working at the interface of biology and the environment including studying interactions between any organismal systems, taxonomic groups or biological systems and the environment; proficiency in the discipline by a record of postdoctoral training and peer-reviewed publications; potential to secure extramural funding; as well as commitment to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Special consideration will be given to
applicants who use state-of-the-art genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and/or metabolomic approaches.

Desired qualifications are previous teaching and mentoring experience, evidence that the candidate has promoted diversity through outreach to the community, and a commitment to working with diverse
students, faculty, and staff.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded, research program including students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of Biological Sciences through instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses.

The department supports BA, BS, MS and PhD programs with a diverse body of faculty and students, with multiple hands-on training opportunities. The department is fully committed to providing an inclusive safe and supportive environment and realizing a community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. Research affinity groups within the department include Host-Microbe Interactions, Genome Integrity, and Biomolecular Structure and Function that are part of a larger effort to build research programs within a central theme of Integrated Health and Environmental Research that interconnect with other related academic units including Chemistry, Physics & Optical Science, Geography & Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Bioinformatics.

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC system campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live, #20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report.

Candidates must apply online at, position number #006209. Please provide a letter of interest responding to the job qualifications and description, complete curriculum vita, philosophy statements for research and teaching in an ethnically diverse environment, contact information for three references, and PDFs of three representative publications. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion will be incorporated into their teaching and research. Screening of applications will begin December 1st, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact the Chair of the Search Committee Dr Richard Chi (

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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. The department and college strongly support student and faculty diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, language, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

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