Department Biology - 318200
Posting Open Date 10/13/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0003302
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Hours per week
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill is recruiting up to six outstanding tenure track faculty to deepen and
expand research and teaching related to racial equity, in parallel with two
searches that address historical aspects of American slavery. We seek highly
talented faculty whose research and teaching will make transformative
contributions to the major themes of 1) Health, Wellness, and Equity in
Communities of Color and 2) Black and Indigenous Families and Communities,
with a preferred emphasis on U.S. populations. Searches in the departments of
Biology, Communication, Economics, Exercise and Sport Science, Psychology &
Neuroscience, and Sociology will contribute to this initiative. Across these
searches, we aspire to recruit faculty who are doing innovative,
intersectional, and high impact work that will diversify and enhance our
research, teaching, and public outreach missions.
The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, to start as early as July 1, 2021, pending approval. We are seeking
candidates with research and teaching interests in the general area of
microbiology as it pertains to health, wellness, and equity in communities of
color. Examples might include environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, health
care, water quality, the gut microbiome, and respiratory health. Successful
candidates will exhibit strong and innovative research, show potential for
excellence in teaching microbiology and have a demonstrated interest in
community outreach and mentoring students in under-served communities.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Applicants should have a successful record of excellence and productivity in
research, and a desire to teach undergraduate and graduate students.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant's
interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a summary of
research accomplishments and future research directions (no more than 4
pages); (4) a statement of teaching and mentoring interests and experience
(1-2 pages); and (5) a statement describing the applicant's past
experiences, as well as past activities and planned commitment to promoting
diversity, equity, and inclusion (1-2 pages) uploaded as “Other Document”;
and (6) contact information for four references (letters are acceptable
from tenure-track Assistant Professors or higher). Review of applicants will
begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
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Department Contact Name and Title Steve Matson, Professor
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Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about
the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able
to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department
notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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