Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Instructor at East Carolina University

 East Carolina University (ECU) is a member of the University of North Carolina system and enrolls 28,000 students annually, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is classified as a R2-Doctoral/Research-lntensive University and is in Greenville, NC (pop. 92,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living. 

The Biology Department is home to more than 1,400 undergraduate majors (BA, BS 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 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, including those at East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine. 

The Department of Biology is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The Department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity. 

The Department of Biology at East Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track appointment as a Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Instructor (depending on qualifications). This faculty position will begin in the Fall Semester 2022 with the potential for subsequent renewal and advancement in title. The successful applicant would contribute to the instruction of four (4) undergraduate level courses during each of the fall and spring semesters. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory biology courses for majors and/or non-majors and introductory microbiology courses for intended nurses. We expect the use of innovative teaching approaches and collaboration with departmental colleagues. Undergraduate advising and participation in professional service are expected. Contingent upon available funds. 

A Masters degree and 18 graduate-level credit hours in Biology or a closely related discipline such as, but not limited to, Microbiology and Immunology, is required for appointment as teaching instructor. A doctoral degree in Biology or a closely related discipline such as, but not limited to, Microbiology and Immunology, is required for consideration for appointment as teaching assistant professor. All education must be documented from an appropriately accredited institution or certified as equivalent to required accredited education. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a statement of teaching experience/philosophy online at www.jobs.ecu.edu using the position number 937871. Applicants are expected to include examples of or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their cover letter as well as teaching statement. We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to Dr. Ed Stellwag, stellwage@ecu.edu, Search Committee Chair, or Mr. Nicholas Duncan, duncann17@ecu.edu (Administrative Associate) within seven days of notification. Inquiries regarding the University’s policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (https://oed.ecu.edu/). Official transcripts and official letters of reference are required upon employment. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 

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.