Tenured Associate or tenure-track Assistant Professor position studying mammalian female reproductive biology in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (ECU).
The successful candidate will establish an independent, rigorous, and extramurally-funded research program studying fundamental biological questions in female reproduction using a mammalian model. The candidate will join an active community of reproductive biologists at ECU studying multiple aspects of male and female reproductive biology in diverse metazoan models. The ideal candidate is expected to form meaningful research collaborations with ECU clinical faculty in the OB/GYN department that will positively impact the health and well-being of eastern North Carolinians. Additional opportunities for collaboration exist on many levels within the department and throughout the medical school and university. Candidates should be committed to mentoring graduate students and will be expected to progressively contribute to teaching in graduate, medical, and/or professional curricula. The successful candidate will receive a competitive hardline 12-month salary and start-up package. Selected faculty will have significant protected time initially to establish their research program in a research-intensive and collegial environment.
ECU is located in Greenville in the coastal region of North Carolina. Greenville offers a growing, vibrant college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with affordable costs of living (www.greenvillenc.gov). ECU is a member of the University of North Carolina System, a multi-campus university dedicated to serving our state and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service.
Special Instructions To Application:
For additional information or informal inquiries, please contact Dr. Chris Geyer, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
In addition, for this position candidates are required to submit the following:
A statement of research plans/aims, and a statement of teaching philosophy
Ph.D. or equivalent,
4+ years of post-doctoral research experience studying reproduction,
a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications, and exceptional potential for external funding.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 600087
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of biomedical knowledge involving cell biology and the anatomical sciences of Gross Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroanatomy. Through this mission, we aim to improve human health through innovative educational programs and excellence in research and scholarly activities in a dynamic and diverse learning community.
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is located in the Brody Medical Sciences Building on the west campus of East Carolina University and has fifteen faculty, eight staff, two research fellows, two office support staff, and six to ten doctoral students. Our faculty are actively involved with research areas that include signal transduction; stem cells; educational models and distance learning; cellular senescence and determinants of radiosensitivity in cancer; rearrangements of the cytoskeleton that occur during spermatogenesis; role of delta-catenin, presenilin and cadherins in synaptic remodeling and in cancer; function of tight junctions and claudins in ionic and tissue homeostasis; hyaluronan-CD44 interactions and their influence on BMP-initiated Smad signaling and other signaling pathways; and CD44-initiated signaling pathways that result in enhanced MMP production and extracellular degradation.
Throughout the brief history of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has had an active role in training graduate students. Our former students now hold prestigious postdoctoral, faculty, and professional positions throughout the United States. In addition to our graduate program, we provide instruction to medical, nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant students.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.