Employment Opportunities | Department of Biology

Employment Opportunities

Open Positions:

Plant and/or animal pollination biologist at UNCG

The Department of Biology (https://biology.uncg.edu/about/the-department/) at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) seeks an innovative biologist in any biological subdiscipline at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank who studies plant and/or pollinator biology. With nearly all flowering plants requiring pollinators, the pollination crisis is impacting both human and environmental health. Therefore, we are seeking an individual to take an intellectual leadership role in UNCG’s plant and pollinator research including our state of the art Plant and Pollinator Center (PPC; https://biology.uncg.edu/ppc/), integrate their work with our current strengths (e.g., honey bee microbiome, orphan crops, plant physiological and community ecology), and fit into the Department of Biology’s highly collaborative environment. We are searching broadly for a candidate who works at any scale from molecules to landscapes, can integrate with other approaches to unlock the biology of plants, pollinators, and/or their interactions, and to contribute to solving the growing global problem of pollination and food security in the face of climate change. The Assistant Professor position will be tenure track and Associate and Full Professor rank will be tenured and provide leadership opportunities at the Plant and Pollinator Center and in developing priorities for UNCG’s development campaign. Exceptional candidates will be considered for the Florence Shaeffer Distinguished Professorship in the Sciences.

UNCG is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 56% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The Department of Biology seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. UNCG is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. With an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina with 20 regional universities and community colleges, and one hour from the Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Doctorate in Biology or related discipline when starting the position on 8/1/22, but postdoctoral experience is preferred. Position is available August 2022 pending final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Sally Koerner (sekoerne@uncg.edu), chair of the search committee.

To apply, visit http://spartantalent.uncg.edu/ and click on “Faculty-Tenure Stream”, scrolling to “Pollination Biologist” (Position #964). You will need: 1) Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Statement of Research (max 2p); 4) Teaching and Mentoring Statement (max 2p);5) Diversity Statement; 6) optional: three re-prints/pre-prints that best showcase your research program; 7) Contact information for three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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. For individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please email us at askeeo@uncg.edu. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. UNCG 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.


UNCG is a minority-serving institution and an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing diversity. EOE AA/M/F/D/V