The Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for a distinguished professorship position in the field of cell and molecular biology starting in August 2020. The appointment is expected to be at the associate or full professor level. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on diseases that contribute to health disparities such as neurological disorders or diabetes. The candidate must develop, or have already developed, a nationally and/or internationally recognized research program in his/her area of expertise. The candidate is expected to strengthen current funded research projects and to engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative research in the basic and behavioral sciences. The selected candidate will also engage in the development of academic programs, student advisement, and establishing and maintaining professional relationships. The new faculty member will play a major role in the College of Science and Technology’s newly redesigned Applied Science and Technology (AST) Ph.D. program by providing training in the bioscience concentration. Mentoring of pre-doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students as well as post-doctoral researchers in the Department of Biology and the College of Science and Technology is anticipated.