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Faculty Job Opportunities 2014-2015

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications to the following faculty positions:

1. Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics
2. Lecturer in Biology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics

Individuals using molecular, genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, cell biological, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, ecological, analysis of natural variation or other approaches to investigate pressing problems in plant biology are encouraged to apply. Research programs at all levels (from molecules to ecosystems) are welcome, and applicants with a demonstrated ability to work across levels are particularly encouraged. Similarly, the ability to integrate quantitative analysis with experimental approaches is desirable. Successful candidates are expected to build an active research group, secure competitive external funding, and participate actively in the scientific community at UNC-CH. Successful candidates will also need excellent communication skills and the ability to energetically engage with undergraduate and graduate teaching while performing cutting edge research. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Joe Kieber (; 919-962-4455).
The Department of Biology consists of over 40 faculty engaged in basic and interdisciplinary research in the life sciences, within the department and between other departments and schools at UNC. UNC faculty, postdocs and graduate students also routinely interact with colleagues at nearby Duke and North Carolina State Universities, as well as other institutions in Research Triangle Park. The quality of life in North Carolina’s Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the nation. UNC was listed as one of the top 20 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in 2013 by The Scientist magazine.


Click on from any internet browser to apply for this position. Submit a cover letter ending with up to 5 key words, a CV, a research statement. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014. The position will be effective on or after July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Lecturer in Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Lecturer position, effective January 1, 2015. The position involves teaching 2-3 classes per semester, including courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. The successful candidate will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of newly funded programs to bring evidence-based teaching methods to introductory courses, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or science education with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record.
Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge.


Click on from any internet browser to apply for this position. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application.
We require 2 letters of reference to be emailed with the subject line of “LECTURER” to

Diversity, inclusiveness, and civility are core values and characteristics of the University of North Carolina, and we strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals.

The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.