Description: The Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University, College of Science and Technology, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of Microbiology with preferred expertise in microbial evolution and ecology of the microbiome, starting August 2023. The appointment is expected to be at the assistant professor level but an appointment at a higher rank might be considered for exceptionally qualified applicants. In particular, the Department is seeking a qualified candidate who will join the faculty of the newly established Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr) center. PreMiEr is a National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center of Excellence that focuses on the microbiome of the built environment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program associated with the goals of the center. The hired faculty is expected to show commitment to teaching excellence. The hired faculty is expected to engage in culturally responsive teaching, teach Biology courses at the graduate and under-graduate level, develop courses and curricula, direct students in research, and provide service to the University and community. The ideal candidate will develop and maintain a vigorous research program in microbial science and evolution of the microbiome, secure extramural funding, and direct the research activities of PhD and MS students in applied biological science and related areas. Mentoring undergraduate students is also expected. A candidate whose teaching and research efforts promote the mission of the Biology Department and the strategic vision of the College of Science and Technology ( COST ) as well as the University is highly desired. Collaboration with colleagues from the sciences, mathematics, and technology areas is encouraged. North Carolina A&T State University and the College of Science and Technology are committed to expanding diversity and enhancing inclusion by promoting and cultivating a rich exchange of ideas and broad cultural awareness. The selected candidate is expected to foster understanding, appreciation, respect and values that embrace diversity and inclusivity on campus and in the broader community. Primary Function of Organizational Unit: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral Research University dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The College of Science and Technology enrolls 2184 (number to be updated to current numbers) students. It is a national leader that serves and engages the citizens of the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world through preeminence in science and technology education, research, discovery, and innovation. The College houses the departments of Applied Engineering Technology, Biology, Built Environment, Chemistry, Computer Systems Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and the Ph.D. Program of Applied Science Technology. The College is experiencing substantial growth in enrollment, faculty size, curricula, and research. The Department of Biology is an academic unit within the College of Science and Technology, seeking to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an inviting environment that inspires them to become leaders in their fields and areas of expertise related to biological sciences. The Department of Biology offers degree programs in General Biology, and a Pre-medical Track at the B.S. level, General Biology at the M.S. level, and a doctoral concentration in Bioscience in the multidisciplinary PhD program in Applied Science and Technology. The Department also offers a minor program Biology. The Department of Biology has more than seven hundred and eighty-five (785) enrolled undergraduates and approximately twenty (20) enrolled master's students, and also enroll approximately thirty (30) PhD students under the PhD program in Applied Science and Technology. Biology is housed in Barnes Hall, and currently has eighteen (18) tenured, tenure-track or teaching assistant professor faculty members. The Department of Biology's mission is to educate students to become competent, competitive, and confident leaders who excel in global scientific community. Among its core values, the department is committed to excellence, responsiveness, accountability, intellectual growth, inclusiveness, and collaborative engagement. Additionally, the department provides instruction in the biological sciences through classroom and laboratory interactions, undergraduate research experiences, seminars, and professional career advisement programs and activities. Internal job number: 001019 Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and an outstanding research record. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions: You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.