Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Microbiology


The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Texas A&M International University seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 9-month position) in the area of microbiology to begin Fall 2022. Primary duties include teaching introductory and upper level courses for the biology program. Given the university’s support to junior faculty and commitment to foster research, teaching loads are significantly reduced for the first two years of hire; faculty only teach 12 semester credit hours per year in the first two years of hire. In year 3, faculty only teach 15 semester credit hours. Years four through sixth are carry a reduced teaching load; a total of only 18 semester credit hours. Junior faculty are also given substantial start-up funds to conduct research. We desire candidates with: (1) an established record of research, (2) a strong commitment both to teaching and to developing a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students; (3) the ability to acquire extramural funding; (4) previous teaching experience [experience as a teaching assistant will be considered].


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in the discipline. ABDs will also be considered but must have earned a doctorate before appointment.


Other Information:

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid parental leave. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered by the university.


Application Procedure:

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be given priority. The position start date is Fall 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for consideration please fill out an application on the Workday webpage and attach the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) description of research, (4) description of teaching philosophy, and (5) names and contact information (address, e-mail, phone) of three professional references.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Dean.  However, for review of application, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended directly to the search committee chair.


If you have any questions please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Monica Mendez, at  or 956-326-2590.

Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation and employment is contingent on the results of the criminal history investigation.