Assistant Professor of Biology
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Research and teaching in the Department of Biology, with primary
teaching responsibility in the area of Anatomy and
The Department of Biology at The University of Texas in Tyler is
seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position in physiology. We are
looking for an integrative biologist with an emphasis in
evolutionarily conserved physiological mechanisms investigated at
genetic, organismal, and/or environmental levels. The
candidate should be able to teach an upper division Physiology
course and develop an upper division Anatomy course directed at
pre-medical students, in addition to contributing to graduate
teaching and mentoring of M.S. students. They will be
required to establish a strong, extramurally funded research
program in his/her area of expertise. S/he is also expected to have
a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and
mentoring. Participation in departmental, college, and university
committees and outreach programs is expected.
- Ph.D. in Biology, or related field with postdoctoral experience in physiology.
- Demonstrated research creativity, productivity, and grantsmanship.
- Ability to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program.
- Demonstrated record of collaborative research.
- Evidence of effective teaching and other communication skills.
Review of applications will begin January 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
The Department of Biology offers a stimulating intellectual
environment and has an excellent reputation in research and
teaching. The Department consists of twelve tenured and
tenure-track faculty members and four lecturers. Research in the
Department is in diverse sub-disciplines, including genomics,
population genetics, evolution, ecology, neurobiology,
microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology. Research seminars
by invited speakers are held weekly. A new expansion with
state-of-the-art research and teaching labs has just been completed
along with renovation of all existing teaching labs. Three large
and sophisticated walk-in environmental chambers are available for
research and a computer lab connects UT Tyler to the Texas Advanced
Computer Center via a 10 Gb internet connection. For additional
information, please visit www.uttyler.edu/biology.
- May work around all weather conditions.
- May work around biohazards.
- May work around chemicals.
- Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
- Exposure to standard office conditions.
- Sitting, Standing, Walking, and Bending.
About The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler is located 90 miles east of Dallas in the scenic Piney
Woods area of East Texas. Tyler is the cultural center of East
Texas, a region with over one million people, and boasts many
amenities such as museums, a planetarium, a ballet, a symphony
orchestra, and a renowned performing arts center. One of the 14
campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching,
research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80
undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which
has an enrollment of more than 10,000 high-ability students at its
campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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