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Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022
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Position Title
Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Position Number

Biology - 250100

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required.
  • The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service at a comprehensive university.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching and research interests in Evolutionary Developmental Biology.

We welcome applications from candidates who take cellular, molecular, and/or comparative approaches to understanding stem cell biology, organogenesis, morphogenesis, or tissue regeneration.

We have a particular interest in candidates who work with invertebrate animal model or non-model organisms using techniques such as light/electron microscopy or omics approaches to answer fundamental biological questions.

The candidate will have the opportunity to foster collaborations within the department and contribute to our new Integrative Biology concentration.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University is a community of 36 faculty who are active in teaching and research, along with a support staff of three lab technicians and three administrators. Twenty-nine of these faculty members have earned doctorates and seven have master’s degrees. We strive to maintain a faculty with diverse research interests, ranging from molecules and cells to communities and landscape ecology. The department currently has 1075 Biology majors and 60 graduate students. Additional information about the Department of Biology is located on the website at: .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include Developmental Biology, Introduction to Zoology, participation in the Introductory Biology sequence for majors, and an advanced course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate and master’s students.

Physical Demands of Position

Physical demands are typical for 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 more than 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

For a complete application, please apply and submit all required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Board:
  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • separate statements of research interest and teaching philosophy (2 pages each),
  • contact information for at least 3 references (name, address, telephone, email), and
  • a diversity statement (1-2 pages) that articulates (1) your education, training, and professional experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion work, and (2) your plans for supporting the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion mission .
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.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources/Affirmative Action
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & EEO Officer
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

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

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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