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Synthetic Biology Faculty, Department of Nanoscience

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
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The Nanoscience Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks to hire a tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in support of its recent addition of a concentration in synthetic biology to its PhD program. The Department of Nanoscience is a dynamic and transdisciplinary department that is graduate-only and research-intensive. The Department of Nanoscience offers several graduate degree programs including Ph.D.’s in Nanoscience with concentrations in Synthetic Biology and in Advanced Materials; an thesis-based MS; and a Professional MS in collaboration with the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The department is located within the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, an institution joined at the Dean level between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University.




Applicants who work in the field of synthetic biology and can complement or grow current research efforts in the department (either experimentally or computationally) are welcome to apply. Of particular interest are those whose research programs will focus on metabolic engineering/bioprocess engineering, tissue engineering, or bioprinting; however all strong applicants working in the field of synthetic biology broadly defined will be considered. Qualified applicants will have an earned PhD in a relevant science discipline such as biomedical engineering, bioengineering, molecular biology, or microbiology, and have at least two years of postdoctoral training. Competitive candidates will have an excellent record of research as demonstrated by their publication record and exhibit great promise of extramural funding or have an established record of extramural funding. New faculty will be expected to develop an externally-supported research program, teach effectively at the graduate level, collaborate with researchers in the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering as well as with researchers in their field, and participate in Departmental and University service activities, with opportunities at the Joint School to engage in entrepreneurial activities.




To learn more or apply for this position please visit our website at and view position number 999962.


Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their application – Current CV with publications, cover letter, list of references, research statement, teaching philosophy, three reference letters (optional), unofficial transcripts (optional)


Applicants are asked to provide the names, email address, and phone numbers of at least (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application.  These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant.  This will occur as soon as the applicant submits the application for consideration.


Complete applications including references should be received by October 1, 2022 for full consideration; however, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search process should be directed to the department chair, Dr. Yirong Mo ( ).


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.




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