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Assistant Professor of Ecology - 2409

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Spring 2023 (9-month appointment). Successful candidates will have demonstration of excellence in university teaching at the undergraduate level. We are seeking a broadly trained ecologist to teach a variety of biology courses (e.g. ecology, biometrics, biogeography, vertebrate zoology, animal behavior, marine biology, environmental science, and environmental laws in both lecture and lab settings. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to develop and teach quantitative ecological courses (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 will be given to candidates with potential for both independent and student-mentored research, although 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 ( are available online. The Biology Department has a strong record of teaching, publication, and presentation of scholarly research, and university and department service.

Communications can be directed to: Dr. John Roe, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372. Review of credentials will begin August 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.       Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  PhD in Ecology or related field.       Special Instructions to Applicants:  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.
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