Integrative Vertebrate Biologist

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Integrative Vertebrate Biologist Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 092351 Department Biology - 250100 Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)


License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

Appalachian State University, located in the biodiversity hotspot of the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly-ranked comprehensive university, and a member institution of the 17 campus University of North Carolina System. With an enrollment of over 20,000 students, Appalachian State University seeks to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching while continuing to enhance its research reputation.

The Department of Biology serves approximately 1000 undergraduate majors in 5 tracks and 50 M.S. graduate students. Additional information about the Department, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Biology website, here .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at the university.

Description of 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.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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