Assistant Professor, Cluster Hires in Biology: Developmental Biology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Provide Rank: Assistant Professor
Position Number: 005041, 064521, 092351
Department: Biology - 250100Position Summary Information
A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required.
The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University seeks to fill three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2024. These positions will enhance the department's teaching and research mission in the Cell and Molecular Biology Concentration in the following areas:
● Developmental Biology. Area of research specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level course in Developmental Biology.
● Immunology. Area of research specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level course in Immunology.
● Molecular Biology. Area of research specialization is open. Teaching responsibilities include an upper-level course in Molecular Biology.
License/Certification Required: None Required.
The successful candidates should be enthusiastic about using research to enhance undergraduate and graduate education and are expected to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding. We strongly encourage applicants whose research and teaching interests complement or synergize with existing research programs and curriculum within the department or cluster. The successful applicants will also contribute to departmental and university service that includes but is not limited to, undergraduate advising, curriculum development, and assessment.Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University is a community of 44 faculty who are active in teaching and research, along with a support staff of five technicians and three administrators. We strive to maintain a faculty with diverse research interests, ranging from molecules and cells to communities and landscapes. The department currently has approximately 1000 Biology majors and 60 graduate students. The department provides instruction in biology through classroom and laboratory interactions, undergraduate and graduate laboratory research experiences, seminars, professional development programs, and career advising through courses and faculty interactions. Additional information about the Department of Biology is located on the website at: https://biology.appstate.edu/
The institution and the Department of Biology continue to develop facilities to support cutting-edge cellular and molecular research. The Rankin Science Building is home to the William and Ruth Dewel Microscopy Facility, which provides infrastructure for epifluorescence, confocal, scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy, as well as sample preparation. The Department of Biology also provides access to shared research space and instrumentation, including infrastructure for flow cytometry, gel imaging, cell culture, and Illumina sequencing
Teaching responsibilities will include required and elective courses in the candidate's area of expertise, and participation in the Introductory Biology sequence for majors.
The successful candidates are expected to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate and master's students.Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Applicants must be able to teach face-to-face and online with students in large lecture and small discussion formats, and teach in laboratory settings with individual students and small student groups.
Faculty will also be expected to meet with students, and advisees to provide guidance regarding their academic progress.
Faculty are additionally expected to meet with colleagues to provide discussion and insight regarding academics and/or the function, maintenance and future of the Department, College and University.
Meetings with students and/or colleagues may occur in face-to-face or online, either in small or large group settings.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Appointment Type: 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year: 9
Physical Demands of Position: Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.Posting Details Information
Proposed Date of Hire: 08/19/2024
Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ABD Consideration: No ABD consideration (see desc. below)
No ABD consideration: Only candidates with an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution will be considered for the position. Since ABD will not meet the minimum requirements, ABD will not be considered.ABD Description
ABD with reduction in rank and salary: ABD will be considered for this position. Evidence of successful defense of the dissertation must be received by July 31 for a fall hire or November 30 for a spring hire. If confirmation of defense is not provided by the deadline, the candidate will receive a new one-year fixed-term contract and be hired at the rank of Instructor. The candidate's salary will also be reduced to a lower rate commensurate with other full-time instructors in the same department. However, if degree verification is provided before the end of the one-year fixed-term contract, the candidate will be returned to the rank of assistant professor with commensurate compensation beginning July 1 of the following academic year.
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
Cover Letter that includes a statement of how the applicant's research and teaching interests complement or synergize with existing research programs and curriculum within the department or cluster. (no more than two pages)
Research Statement indicating short-term and long-term research goals and how they incorporate undergraduate and graduate student efforts. (no more than two pages)
Teaching and Mentorship Statement that includes: a) teaching philosophy, including the development of a welcoming classroom where all students feel supported and prepared to succeed; b) teaching interests and experience; and c) mentorship strategy for graduate and undergraduate students. (no more than two pages)
contact information for at least 3 references (name, address, telephone, email address).
Review of applications will begin on 10/16/2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact search committee chairs Maryam Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org
and Andrew Bellemer email@example.com
with questions about search procedures or timelines.UNC System Code (Section 610(2)) Special Faculty Hires:
The continued employment of a special faculty member during the term appointment may be made expressly contingent on items such as the continued availability of funding from any source, on enrollment levels, or any other contingency established by the institution.
The continued employment of a special faculty member during the term appointment may be made expressly contingent on items such as the continued availability of funding from any source, on enrollment levels, or any other contingency established by the institution. Disability Accommodation Information:
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Office of Access & Equity: Equal Opportunity at 828-262-2144 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgPosting Date:
09/12/2023 Open Until Filled:
Yes Evaluation of Applications Begins:
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Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian:
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
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