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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology- University of North Texas, Denton

11 Oct 2022 13:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Cell Biology. We encourage applicants with a research focus on cellular processes in any eukaryotic system. The faculty member will be expected to (a) obtain funding to support a vibrant research program in cell biology and to engage in undergraduates and graduate students in research; (b) be able to teach courses such as Cell Biology, aspects of general biology, and specialized courses in their areas of expertise; and(c) participate in regional, national, and international research communities.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate degree in a life science or related discipline and postdoctoral experience as well as demonstrated success or potential for obtaining external funding to support an active research program. Preference will be given to applicants with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience, a record of scholarship and publications in top-tier journals appropriate to the applicant’s field of study, and an academic record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Faculty members in Biological Sciences interact with a diverse and congenial community of faculty, staff, and students within the Department. Some of our faculty collaborate with members of other departments such as Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering. You may also explore research opportunities in two UNT research institutes of excellence-- the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI: http://aeri.unt.edu) and the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI: http://bdi.unt.edu), both of which contribute to UNT’s strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Details about our growing undergraduate and graduate degree programs can be found at https://biology.unt.edu/undergraduate-programs and https://biology.unt.edu/graduate-programs.

UNT is designated a Carnegie Tier 1 (R1) institution and is both an Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Minority-serving (MSI) public university. UNT’s 44,000 students constitute a highly diverse campus with a wide range of backgrounds and traditions. We welcome candidates who will appreciate and foster this diversity. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Science, with over 40 full-time faculty, 175 graduate students, 3,000 undergraduate students, and 36 postdoctoral fellows and research scientists. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Forensic Science, as well as Master’s and Ph.D. degree’s in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science. 

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, up to three sample publications, a list of names and contact information of three references, a statement of research interests (≤ 2 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy and advocacy for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA; ≤ 1 page). The latter statement should emphasize the candidate’s prior experience and vision for promoting IDEA at UNT. For questions, contact Dr. Pudur Jagadeeswaran (jag@unt.edu), Search Committee Chair. Please visit the UNT posting to apply online for this position. https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/64484. Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The initial review of applications will begin on October 28, 2022.

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