Assistant Professor Biology

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2021 (9 month appointment).

Successful candidates will have demonstration of excellence in university teaching at the undergraduate level. We are seeking a broadly trained plant scientist to teach a variety of biology courses (e.g. introductory biology, introductory botany, and plant physiology) in both lecture and lab settings.

Special consideration will be given to candidates able to develop and teach applied plant science courses that contribute to the Botany and Agricultural degree programs (as needed, depending on candidate’s background and qualifications); mentor and advise students; promote undergraduate research; and engage in scholarship and professional service.

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a purposeful commitment to teaching, fostering student-success through effective faculty advising, actively engaging in the publication and presentation of scholarly research, and participating in appropriate university and department service.

Opportunities exist for (optional) appointments in the Maynor Honor’s College and in the Graduate School to support the Science Education Program. Strong preference given to candidates with potential for both independent and student-mentored research, though teaching remains the primary responsibility.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke), part of the University of North Carolina system, is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. UNC Pembroke has a student population of 8000 in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate Native Americans, UNC Pembroke has grown rapidly in recent years and today is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the eastern United States. Southeastern North Carolina offers proximity to major cities and nearby beaches, and an affordable cost of living. Additional information about the university ( and department ( is available online.

The Biology Department has a strong record of teaching, publication and presentation of scholarly research, and university and department service.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  Applicants must have earned a PhD in Biology or closely related field by August 2021. Preference will be given to candidates having teaching experience at a four-year college or university, exposure to undergraduate research, and relevant scholarship and publications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Interested applicants should submit an online application through the UNCP Online Employment System ( including the following: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, and 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Additionally, a 500-word teaching statement, 500-word diversity statement, and a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant course are allowed. Transcripts needed only upon request.

Communications can be directed to: Dr. Amber Rock, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372 or Review of credentials will begin immediately. Special consideration will be given to applications that are received by April 9, 2021.

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.