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Assistant Teaching Professor, Genetics and Genomics Academy

North Carolina State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 19, 2022
North Carolina State University
College of Sciences - Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor, Genetics and Genomics Academy

The College of Sciences brings together the mathematical, physical and biological sciences in a research-intensive environment that simultaneously values excellence in teaching and a strong community engagement. Sciences IT is a new unit that provides innovative IT solutions, responsive and forward-looking support, and creative applications of technology to support the research, teaching, administrative and outreach functions of the College.

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The Position:

The Genetics and Genomics Academy (GGA) is a university-wide effort aimed at involving all 10 colleges. The GGA encompasses multiple departments, centers and institutes and addresses all three pillars of the university's land-grant mission: education, research and service to the state of North Carolina. One goal of the GGA is to provide all NC State students, staff and faculty with the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of genetics and genomics. A second goal is to enhance the understanding of genetics and genomics among North Carolina residents.

Essential Job Duties

The Assistant Teaching Professor will have primary responsibility for establishing a set of mostly 1-credit genetics and genomics courses aimed predominantly at undergraduate students who are not in the life sciences. Courses will have themes that will appeal to the curiosity of specific sets of students. Courses could have titles such as "My pet's DNA", "What can my DNA tell me and others?", "The genetics of cancer in my family", "Can DNA prevent species extinctions?", "What are the genes in my food?", "Living in a genetically engineered world". Other courses will be tailored to students from specific disciplines; for example, "Genetics and genomics for engineers", "Genetics and genomics for journalists". To the extent possible, students will work on individual or small group projects involving DNA that they collect.

This is a brand-new initiative for NC State and success will require creativity, innovative pedagogical skills, and technical knowledge. While the Assistant Teaching Professor will develop and teach some of the 1-credit courses, it is expected that the person in this position will work with GGA faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to enable them to teach 1-credit courses on topics about which they are passionate. In each of these efforts, the Assistant Teaching Professor will be assisted by the GGA Program Specialist and the GGA Communication/Outreach Specialist.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop syllabi for 1-credit courses in coordination with other GGA faculty and staff

  • Work with University administration to set up times and locations for courses

  • Advertise courses with assistance from GGA Communication/Outreach Specialist

  • Teach a subset of 1-credit courses

  • Roll out course offerings over time that involve GGA faculty, postdocs and students

Why you should apply:

NC State University is ranked as one of the best employers in North Carolina and recognized among the best universities in the country in many national rankings. Forbes annual survey of America's best employers by state places NC State as the best large employer in North Carolina. NC State embodies a culture that values collaboration, creativity, innovation, diversity, and

teamwork. We provide a team-oriented culture, work/life balance, and work that makes a difference in our community, the state, and beyond.

This position is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Raleigh area is routinely recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life, strong economic growth, affordable housing, and great weather, all in close proximity to the mountains and the seashore.

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Interested in joining our team?

All applications must be submitted online through the NC State employment website. To view the full job posting, application instructions, and to submit an application please visit:

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at 919-515-2135 or

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


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