UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Department : Biology
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Biology invites applications for a University Fellow for Faculty Diversity in to begin Fall 2021.
The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system's designated public liberal arts institution, is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in entomology or invertebrate biology for a University Fellow for Faculty Diversity position that will begin in the fall semester of 2021. The Department is interested in expanding its opportunities for undergraduate research to include answering behavioral, evolutionary, or ecological questions using modern analytical approaches such as bioinformatics, molecular systematics, developmental, quantitative, or computational biology.
The candidate will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester (with some release time given to establish their teaching and research programs as described below); establish a research program that involves undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Teaching duties will include contributions to our introductory courses in zoology and experimental design, and possibly cellular and molecular biology, experience with R is preferred. Additionally, they will develop additional upper-level courses within the candidate's area of expertise, which may include existing courses such as Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Parasitology, as well as new courses not currently listed in the catalog. Opportunities also exist for developing courses outside of the department that contribute to the liberal arts core curriculum. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching, and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
University Fellows will have a lightened teaching load, extensive mentorship, and support for the development of their pedagogy and scholarship. The term of appointment is 2 (post doc) to 3 (pre doc) years. Following this term, the University Fellow may be offered a tenure-track position in the Department. Additional information about the University Fellowship program may be found at this link: https://academicaffairs.unca.edu/faculty-openings/university-fellowship-for-faculty-diversity/.
Applicants should submit the following electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu:
(1)Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and how you are best suited for this faculty role. Please include your teaching philosophy, a description of your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline and how your approach to teaching and scholarship align with the values of UNC Asheville. (2) Curriculum Vitae (3) Diversity Statement: 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c ) your understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. (4) References: Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program.
Review of applications will begin on March 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Horton (email@example.com, 828-232-5152).
UNC Asheville is one of the nation's top public liberal arts & sciences colleges with a deep commitment to teaching. We are the only designated liberal arts institution in the North Carolina university system and are the founders of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. We offer an extraordinary liberal arts education at an incredibly affordable rate (tuition is under $7500 per year for in-state students), all in the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
We seek applicants with an earned (or nearing completion of) Ph.D. in Biology or a related field who are looking specifically to pursue an academic position at a liberal arts institution which values both teaching and scholarship.
Quick Link for Positing : 4627
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Internal Number: 4627
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.