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Teaching Assistant Professor

East Carolina University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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East Carolina University    

Teaching Assistant Professor
Vacancy #: 949072
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  01/24/2022

Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University (ECU) is a member of the University of North Carolina system and enrolls 28,000 students annually, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. ECU is classified as a R2-Doctoral/Research-Intensive University and is in Greenville, NC (pop. 92,000), which lies ~80 miles east of Raleigh and a short distance to the Atlantic coast. Greenville offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living.

The Biology Department is home to more than 1,400 undergraduate majors (BA, BS in Biology and BS in Biochemistry) and instructs more than 17,000 students each academic year. Faculty in the department are committed to providing high-impact training to undergraduate, Masters ( and Doctoral-level ( students. The Department of Biology is broad in its representation of different biological subdisciplines and emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the natural sciences. Faculty and students in the Department of Biology have ample opportunity to collaborate with others, including those at East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, Brody School of Medicine, and School of Dental Medicine.

The Department of Biology is committed to enriching the lives of students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. The Department seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity.

Job Duties              

The Department of Biology at East Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure track appointment as a Teaching Assistant Professor. This faculty position will begin in the Fall Semester 2022 with the potential for subsequent renewal and advancement in title. The successful applicant would contribute to the instruction of four (4) undergraduate level courses during each of the fall and spring semesters. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a biology non-major general education course and undergraduate courses in the areas of cellular and developmental biology, physiology and anatomy. We expect the use of innovative teaching approaches and collaboration with departmental colleagues. Undergraduate advising and participation in professional service are expected.

Minimum Education/Experience       

A PhD in Biology or a closely related discipline such as, but not limited to, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Physiology, or Anatomy and Cell Biology. All education must be documented from an appropriately accredited institution or certified as equivalent to required accredited education.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education           

Prior teaching experience of at least one year and/or postdoctoral experience preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant       

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a statement of teaching experience/philosophy online at using the position number 949072. Applicants are expected to include examples of or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in their cover letter as well as teaching statement.

We will ask top candidates to have three reference letters sent to Dr. Ed Stellwag,, Search Committee Chair, or Mr. Nicholas Duncan, (Administrative Associate) within seven days of notification.

Inquiries regarding the University’s policies and goals regarding diversity may be directed to: Office for Equity and Diversity (

Official transcripts and official letters of reference are required upon employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 01/24/2022 to be considered. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 949072 to ECU Human Resources at

ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

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