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Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship (Agricultural Sciences)- 3450
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2022
Title Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship (Agricultural Sciences)- 3450
University University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC, United States
Department Agriculture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship (Agricultural Sciences)- 3450

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Biology
Working Title: Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in STEM
Vacancy Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Min T/E Requirements:
Ph.D. in appropriate discipline and experience teaching in higher education are required. Qualified candidates will have an outstanding record of externally funded grants (and/or significant industry experience) and research publications.

FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: Commensurate Upon Education and Experience
Hiring Range: Commensurate Upon Education and Experience
Position #: 3450
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months per Year: 9
Work Schedule:
Work Schedule Type:

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
Teaching, research, and service

Primary Purpose of Position:
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for the Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in STEM. This endowed position will focus on agricultural sciences.The value of the endowed position is currently $1,091,000.

The distinguished professor will have the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Biology. The teaching load will be two courses per semester. Annual discretionary funds will be available to support research and initiatives of this position. In addition to excellence in teaching, faculty are expected to mentor/advise students and engage in scholarship and professional service. In service to the University and Department, the Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professor willi) actively engage the public about the benefits of the UNCP agriculture program, ii) give presentations on agricultural studies and host training programs to assist current and future farmers, and iii) develop relationships with farmers and industry to facilitate innovation, student internships, and growth of agricultural sciences at UNCP. Information about the Department of Biology can be viewed here. Courses supporting the Agricultural Science Emphasis can be viewed here, and courses supporting the track and minor in Sustainable Agriculture can be viewed here.

Job Description:
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for the Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to identify an innovative leader who will prioritize challenges facing today's farmers while also empowering the next generation of farmers to embrace new and sustainable technologies. This is an excellent opportunity for a visionary leader to join a passionate team dedicated to shaping a new agricultural program to service southeastern North Carolina.

Qualified candidates will have an outstanding record of externally funded grants and research publications. The position will contribute to the establishment of a dynamic agricultural sciences program through grant writing, partnerships with agricultural organizations, and collaborative relationships with local farmers. Candidates with backgrounds in crop sciences, horticulture, animal sciences, or other agriculturally related disciplines are welcome to apply.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke), part of the University of North Carolina System, is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. UNC Pembroke has a student population of over 7,600, enrolled in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate American Indians, UNC Pembroke has grown rapidly in recent years and today is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the eastern United States. Southeastern North Carolina offers proximity to major cities and nearby beaches and an affordable cost of living. Additional information about the University ( and Department ( is available online. The Biology Department has a strong record of teaching, publications, and presentations of scholarly research and university and department service.

Application Instructions: To apply, please upload the following to our Online Employment System at 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae which includes names, addresses, and phone numbers of three academic references, 3) a 2-page research statement and a 2-page teaching statement as one document, 4) a 500-word diversity statement, 5) a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant course, and 6) a sample publication. Transcripts needed only upon request. Communications can be directed to: Dr. Bryan Sales, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372 or

Review of credentials will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Management Preference:
Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in agricultural areas of sustainability, agrobusiness, and/or technology. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to build upon our Agricultural Science Program through successful grant writing as well as research and teaching specialties that complement current offerings.

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Job Opening Date: 09/19/2022
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Category: Faculty
Posting Number: EPA00708

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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