Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or T. Professor

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Organization Type

East Carolina University

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor
Vacancy #:  936001
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate With Qualifications
Closing Date:  02/07/2023

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 (http://biology.ecu.edu) 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 (https://www.intersecteast.com/) 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 (http://www.ecu.edu) 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.


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.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
A record of scholarly achievements is preferred.




Special Instructions to Applicant
Application materials should be submitted online at www.jobs.ecu.edu 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 (stillerj@ecu.edu), Search Committee Chair, or Nick Duncan (duncann17@ecu.edu), 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 (https://oed.ecu.edu).


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.


Application Types Accepted
Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 02/07/23 to be considered.  Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 936001 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.


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.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Visit this job posting at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58959


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