Integrative Vertebrate Biologist – North Carolina

Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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Faculty Appointments
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The successful candidate will conduct research that spans multiple levels of analysis, and/or crosses disciplines and that focuses on questions relating to evolution, climate change, ecophysiology, or employs quantitative/computational techniques with empirical data (laboratory and/or field based). Teaching responsibilities will include comparative vertebrate zoology, mammalogy, and an introductory graduate course in biostatistics. Development of other courses in the applicant’s area of expertise and/or willingness to occasionally teach into the freshman introductory biology courses are expected as well. The successful candidate will develop a research program that is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate and M.S. graduate students. As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.
A complete application includes: Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Statement of Research Interest Statement of Teaching Philosophy Statement of Equity and Inclusion Contact Information for at least 3 References (name, address, telephone, email address) Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Shea Tuberty (, 828-262-6857). The position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin March 15, 2021. Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.
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