Teaching Assistant Professor
Job posting number: #7183652
Posted: September 29, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionOrganizational 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 and is located in Greenville, NC (pop. 92,000), which lies 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 is a great place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, more than nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.
ECU’s Department of Biology (https://www.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. Faculty in the department are committed to providing high-impact training in research to undergraduate, Masters (https://biology.ecu.edu/graduate-studies/) and Doctoral-level (https://idpbbc.ecu.edu/) students. The Department of Biology is broad in its representation of different biological subdisciplines and emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the natural sciences. Faculty and students in the Department of Biology have ample opportunity to collaborate with others across campus, including those within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Brody School of Medicine. In consultation with a developer, ECU is also in the process of building an innovation hub on its millennial campus (https://www.intersecteast.com/) that would provide additional on-campus opportunities for partnership with private industry.
The Biology Department and its research facilities (Microscopy, Genomics, and a vivarium) are primarily housed in the new Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building, a gateway to a growing, vibrant downtown district in the coastal region of North Carolina. Biology also has teaching labs located in Science and Technology (Introductory Biology), Flanagan (Microbiology and Anatomy), and Howell Science Complex. Howell Science Complex, currently under renovation, will contain teaching laboratories for upper-level biology courses. ECU has a variety of other cutting-edge resources available in support of its innovation-focused research mission including an integrative genomic core (Brody SOM), mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, and advanced imaging.
The Department of Biology is committed to 1) enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning and 2) expanding access to transformative and engaging learning experiences that help all students succeed in their academic advancement.
The Department of Biology at East Carolina University (https://www.ecu.edu) seeks to fill a fixed-term faculty position (9-month appointment) at the Teaching Assistant Professor level with expertise in Immunology.
The successful candidate will be expected to instruct undergraduate and graduate students effectively in immunology, contribute to our introductory core biology series and offer upper-level elective(s) in specific areas of expertise. 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 2024, with the possibility of subsequent renewal and advancement in title. The successful applicant will contribute to the instruction of the equivalent of four courses during each of the fall and spring semesters.
A Ph. D. in Immunology or a closely related field (including but not limited to Biology, Microbiology or Molecular Biology). Qualifying degrees must be received at the time of consideration from accredited institutions.
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preferred experience in active classroom teaching.
Special Instructions to Applicant
Application materials should be submitted online at https://jobs.ecu.edu/ using the position number 934043. Applicants must submit the following documents as pdf files: (1) cover letter describing interest in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) detailed statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max) that includes the applicant’s vision for creating a learning environment in which all students feel engaged and included;(4) contact information for at least three current references.
References for top candidates will receive a link to submit reference letters through PeopleAdmin within 14 days of notification. Official transcripts and official reference letters are required upon employment.
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Ed Stellwag ([email protected]), Search Committee Chair, or Nick Duncan ([email protected]), Administrative Associate. Review of applications begins on October 14, 2023. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
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.