Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the biology of viruses including virus-host interactions

For this position we are seeking candidates with expertise in the diversity and biology of viruses from all habitats or organisms, including the phenotype-genotype relationships between viruses and hosts; special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in comparative genomics or spatial analyses of viruses. This position is part of a cluster hire of four Assistant Professors.  The thematic focus for the cluster hires will be the combination of life and computational sciences, particularly ecology, molecular biology, genomics, and organismal biology as these fields apply to infectious diseases and ecosystem health. 

Required qualifications for these positions include: a Ph.D. in the biological, computational or related sciences, excellence in research via a strong publication record, potential to secure extramural funding, as well as a commitment to mentoring and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A desired qualification is evidence that the candidate has promoted diversity through outreach to the community and has a commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of Biological Sciences through instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded research program including students. The successful candidate will benefit from, and be expected to fully participate in, team science efforts in the Center such as cross- disciplinary research, grant writing, joint symposia, and curriculum development.

The department supports BA, BS, MS and PhD programs with a diverse body of faculty and students, with multiple hands-on training opportunities. The department is fully committed to providing an inclusive safe and supportive environment and realizing a community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. The new interdisciplinary Center has excellent BSL-2 and BSL-3 wet lab facilities, extensive new shared equipment, several high-performance computer clusters, dedicated space for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC system campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live, #20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report.

Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position #6132) or through this direct link (https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/38303). Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for at least three referees, a statement of research interests (maximum 5 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages), a statement of fostering diversity (maximum 2 pages), and PDFs of three peer-reviewed publications.

Please highlight potential contributions to UNC Charlotte and the Bioinformatics Research Center within the statement of research interests. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research. Review of applications will begin after January 10. The expected start date is August 15th, 2022. 


For questions about the positions or the application process, please contact Adam Reitzel (areitze2@uncc.edu)