Assistant or Associate Professor

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Job description

The Department of Chemistry and the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (ECDOI) at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the area of biological chemistry to begin August 13, 2018 (a later start date is also negotiable). Primary instructional duties will be in the Department of Chemistry, the area of specialization is open and courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level may be assigned. The primary academic appointment will be in Department of Chemistry with an adjunct appointment in the ECDOI.

The successful candidate will be provided a competitive start-up package, and generous laboratory/office space in a new 25,000 s.f. interdisciplinary, ‘open laboratory’ research facility located in the ECDOI on the top floor of the East Carolina Heart Institute on the Health Sciences campus.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field, such as Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, synergistic, productive and externally funded research program, and to be an excellent teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate must have an established research program with current NIHNSF, or equivalent extramural research funding. The successful applicant’s research activities must align with the departmental strategic plan to expand efforts and capabilities toward the study of complex chemical systems in a collaborative manner, and with university-wide research foci in Biomedical Science and Bioengineering and/or Chronic Diseases. Candidates should have chemistry-centered research programs that address metabolic health and disease.

Those with research interests in the following areas will be considered:

  • metabolic biochemistry (carbohydrate, lipid, integrative metabolism)
  • chemical biology utilizing organic synthetic and/or analytical chemistry approaches
  • structural/protein chemistry with emphasis on structure/function of enzymes important to metabolism.

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 600009

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Chemistry is one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. The department has 27 research and teaching faculty; it offers BS, BA and MS degrees and a PhD through participation in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Biological Sciences (IDPBS) and strong collaborative ties with faculty members at the Brody School of Medicine. The department has access to analytical and instrumental services via the Pharmaceutical Development Center of Excellence.

Additional information about the Chemistry Department (, East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute (, the Brody School of Medicine (, and ECU( may be found at the links provided. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina (, approximately 85 miles east of Raleigh and 90 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Outer Banks.

How to apply

Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of current research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a list of three current references, including contact information, must be submitted online at

Official transcript and 2-3 signed original reference letters are required upon employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Dr. Allison Danell, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Mailstop 552, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Allison Danell (, Search Committee Chair.

Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University: • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; • Develops tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change; • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.