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Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Date Posted May 27, 2021
Title Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
University University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Biosystems Engineering
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural - General

Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Academic Affairs

Department: Biology

Working Title: Marion F. Bass Distinguished Professorship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Vacancy Type: Tenure Track Faculty

Min T/E Requirements:

Degree in appropriate discipline area prior experience teaching in higher education setting

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience

Hiring Range: Commensurate with 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 distinguished professor will have the rank of full Professor in the Department of Biology and be tenure eligible. The teaching load will be two courses per semester. Annual discretionary funds, currently $15,000, will be available to support research and initiatives of this position.

Job Description:

Successful candidates will have a strong record of externally funded grants, both public and private, and research publications. The position will contribute to the establishment of a visionary agricultural sciences program through community engagement, partnerships with agricultural organizations, and development of a newly acquired farm and field research site. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in sustainable agricultural practices and/or agricultural technology. Candidates with backgrounds in plant or animal sciences are welcome to apply; those with the ability to develop courses in soil health, field cropping, plant pathology, poultry science, swine science, or genetics and selection are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to effective classroom and laboratory teaching, faculty in the biology department are expected to mentor and advise students; promote undergraduate research; and engage in scholarship and professional service.

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a purposeful commitment to teaching, fostering student success through effective faculty advising, actively engaging in the publication and presentation of scholarly research, and participating in appropriate university and department service. Opportunities exist for optional appointments in the Maynor Honors College and in the Graduate School to support the Science Education Program.

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 8000 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, publication and presentation of scholarly research, and university and department service.

Management Preference:

Strong preference will be given to candidates with potential to build our Agricultural Science program through successful grant writing and research and teaching specialties that complement our current offerings.

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation:

Job Opening Date: 05/25/2021

Job Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Category: Faculty

Posting Number: EPA00541

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please upload the following to our Online Employment System at 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) a 2-page research statement, 4) a 2-page teaching statement, and 5) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Additionally, a 500-word diversity statement and a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant course are allowed. 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. Special consideration will be given to applications that are received by June 30, 2021.

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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