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Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Community Ecology

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 046301

Department: Biology - 250100

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required. 

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
We seek a colleague with expertise in insects or other invertebrates. Research specialization is open, but we encourage applicants with expertise in global change ecology, plant-animal interactions, invasive species, and/or disease ecology. 

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, introductory zoology, 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. Applicants must be able to teach face-to-face and online with students in large lecture and small discussion formats, and teach in laboratory settings with individual students and small student groups. Faculty will also be expected to meet with students and advisees to provide guidance regarding their academic progress. Faculty are additionally expected to meet with colleagues to provide discussion and insight regarding academics and/or the function, maintenance and future of the Department, College and University. Meetings with students and/or colleagues may occur in face-to-face or online, either in small or large group settings.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of 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: 07/01/2022

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 the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Steve Seagle (; 828-262-2681).

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

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
Steven W. Seagle

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