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Classification Title / RankAssistant ProfessorClassification CodeUG74Pay Band00Internal TitleAssistant ProfessorDepartmentBiologyPosition TypePFAC - Slotted FacultyFull or Part TimeFull-TimeBasis9 mo.Does this position require driving?YesJob DetailsAssistant Professor of Cell Biology

The Department of Biology at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Cell Biologist to begin Fall 2020. We seek a broadly trained Cell Biologist who will thrive within Coastal Carolina University’s teacher-scholar model that emphasizes high quality teaching, engaged learning, and faculty research.

Teaching responsibilities of this position include Introductory Biology, Cell Biology, and Immunology, with opportunities to develop specialized advanced courses and engage with other components of the Biology Department curriculum. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research expertise in the fields of cell biology, immunology (innate or acquired), neuroscience, or parasitology. Successful candidates are expected to emerge as exemplars of teaching and develop a research program that can incorporate undergraduate students. Candidates must have a Ph.D.; prior teaching and post-doctoral experience is desirable.

The Biology Department has about 500 undergraduates, 10 graduate students and 25 full-time faculty. Undergraduate students earn a B.S. degree with a specialization in one of the following: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation, or Integrative Biology. Faculty in the department have diverse research interests and participate in the SC-INBRE network, as well as in an interdisciplinary M.S. program in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies that have access to field facilities like Waties Island and Lewis Ocean Bay. The Biology Department is part of the Gupta College of Science which houses 13 departments, in new and renovated instructional facilities and research labs. For more departmental information visit:

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research goals and the contact information for at least three professional references, electronically at Applications received by December 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required QualificationsPh.D., prior teaching and post doctoral experience.

Preferred QualificationsLicensure and/or CertificationKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAdditional comments regarding this position Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberF00143PNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date08/16/2020Position End Date (if temporary)Job Open Date11/25/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Cover Letter / Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Reference List
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Research Statement

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