The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Physiology (any area broadly related to physiology and to studying molecular mechanisms of human disease using any model organism) position beginning August 15th, 2024. Applicants with research interests complementing the Department of Biological Sciences research foci, including Immunology/Microbiology/Virology, will be preferred. The candidate is expected to have a record of postdoctoral training and peer-reviewed publications, the potential to secure extramural funding, and a commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and mentor a diverse student population.
The Department of Biological Sciences is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with state-of-the-art facilities, and multiple research labs are funded through R01-level NIH grants as well as large NSF grants. The departmental research activities interconnect with other academic units of the newly formed College of Science. Faculty-driven research relies on dedicated facilities and shared state-of-the-art equipment platforms. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program that provides a supportive environment for students.
The department supports BA, BS, graduate certificate, MS, and PhD programs with a diverse body of faculty and students and prides itself on student hands-on training. Currently, the department is home to over a thousand undergraduate biology majors and 80 graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences, including through the teaching of Animal/Human Physiology and participation in the development/implementation of undergraduate and graduate curricula. Established in 2023, the College of Science provides a cohesive community that houses the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Optical Science. With its undergraduate degrees, undergraduate minors, master’s degrees, interdisciplinary doctoral degrees, certificate programs, graduate early-entry programs, honors programs, centers, and facilities, the College addresses the grand challenges of the world and is especially supportive of the greater Charlotte region.
UNC Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 17 UNC system campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally 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, #8 on the 2023–24 list by U.S. News and World Report.
Candidates apply online at http://jobs.charlotte.edu position number #006215 (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52630), and provide a letter of interest responding to the job qualifications and description; a complete curriculum vitae; statements for research and teaching in a multicultural environment including information on how your teaching and mentoring practices engage, include, and eliminate barriers to learning for students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities and help increase the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university; contact information for three references; and PDFs of three representative publications. For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Didier Dréau (Didier.Dreau@charlotte.edu).
Screening of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
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, UNC 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.
Applicants with research interests complementing the Department of Biological Sciences research foci, including Immunology/Microbiology/Virology, Genome Integrity and Cancer Biology, or Proteostasis, will be preferred.
Candidates apply online at http://jobs.charlotte.edu position number #006215 (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52630).
For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Didier Dréau (Didier.Dreau@charlotte.edu).