Assosiate Professor (Belk Distinguished Professorship) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Categories:
  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time
Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences (https://biology.charlotte.edu/) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks applicants for tenure-track at the Associate Professor level for the Irwin Belk Distinguished Professorship beginning Aug 15th, 2024. The Irwin Belk Distinguished Professorship in Biological Sciences was established by Mr. Irwin Belk to support a leader in the study of the molecular mechanisms of human disease. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields, an established history of funding, and an excellent record of innovative research and academic scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate curricula. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research complements departmental research foci (including Virology/Immunology/Microbiology).

 

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 department supports BA, BS, graduate certificate, MS, and PhD programs with a diverse body of faculty and students, and prides itself with student hands-on training. Currently, the department is home to over a thousand undergraduate biology majors and 80 graduate students.


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 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 must apply online at http://jobs.charlotte.edu , position number #006279 (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52816), 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 any queries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee Dr. Andrew Truman ([email protected]). Screening of applications will begin November 15th, 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, 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.


Education Requirement:
Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related fields, an established history of funding, and an excellent record of innovative research and academic scholarship.
Notes:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate curricula. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research complements departmental research foci (including Virology/Immunology/Microbiology).

Candidates must apply online at http://jobs.charlotte.edu , position number #006279 (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/52816).

For any queries, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee Dr. Andrew Truman ([email protected]).

Location:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Biological Sciences
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte , North Carolina 28223
US
Contact:
Valery Grdzelishvili, PhD