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Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 005041

Department: Biology - 250100

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

We seek a broadly-trained Molecular Biologist with specialization in developmental biology, gene regulation, and/or cell signaling. The candidate must be committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service at a comprehensive university.

License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University is a community of 36 faculty who are active in teaching and research, along with a support staff of three lab technicians and three administrators. Twenty-nine of these faculty members have earned doctorates and seven have Master's degrees. We strive to maintain a faculty with diverse research interests, ranging from molecules and cells to communities and landscape ecology. The department currently has 1075 Biology majors and 60 graduate students. Additional information about the Department of Biology is located on the website at:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in the candidate's area of expertise, molecular biology, and participation in the Introductory Biology sequence for majors. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate and master's students.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of educational environments in a professional position at the university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Posting Date: 01/12/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; and
  • contact information for at least 3 references (name, address, telephone, email address).
Inquiries about the position should be directed to one of the co-Chairs of the Search Committee: Dr. Suzanna Bruer (, 828-262-7451), or Dr. Darren Seals (, 828-262-2675).

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Search Chair Name
Suzanna Brauer

Search Chair Email

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