The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system’s designated public liberal arts institution, is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in entomology or invertebrate biology for a University Fellow for Faculty Diversity position that will begin in the fall semester of 2021. The Department is interested in expanding its opportunities for undergraduate research to include answering behavioral, evolutionary, or ecological questions using modern analytical approaches such as bioinformatics, molecular systematics, developmental, quantitative, or computational biology.
The candidate will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester (with some release time given to establish their teaching and research programs as described below); establish a research program that involves undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Teaching duties will include contributions to our introductory courses in zoology and experimental design, and possibly cellular and molecular biology, experience with R is preferred. Additionally, they will develop additional upper-level courses within the candidate’s area of expertise, which may include existing courses such as Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Parasitology, as well as new courses not currently listed in the catalog. Opportunities also exist for developing courses outside of the department that contribute to the liberal arts core curriculum. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching, and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
We seek applicants with an earned (or nearing completion of) Ph.D. in Biology or a related field who are looking specifically to pursue an academic position at a liberal arts institution which values both teaching and scholarship.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate’s writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.
Review of applications will being March 1, 2021.
Inquiries only may be directed to Jonathan Horton, Chair of the Search Committee, email@example.com, 828-232-5152. Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.