The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting up to six outstanding tenure track faculty to deepen and expand research and teaching related to racial equity, in parallel with two searches that address historical aspects of American slavery. We seek highly talented faculty whose research and teaching will make transformative contributions to the major themes of 1) Health, Wellness, and Equity in Communities of Color and 2) Black and Indigenous Families and Communities, with a preferred emphasis on U.S. populations. Searches in the departments of Biology, Communication, Economics, Exercise and Sport Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Sociology will contribute to this initiative. Across these searches, we aspire to recruit faculty who are doing innovative, intersectional, and high impact work that will diversify and enhance our research, teaching, and public outreach missions. The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start as early as July 1, 2021, pending approval. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the general area of microbiology as it pertains to health, wellness, and equity in communities of color. Examples might include environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, health care, water quality, the gut microbiome, and respiratory health. Successful candidates will exhibit strong and innovative research, show potential for excellence in teaching microbiology and have a demonstrated interest in community outreach and mentoring students in under-served communities.
Education and Experience:
Applicants should have a successful record of excellence and productivity in research, and a desire to teach undergraduate and graduate students.
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