Assistant Professor of Biology

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

FLSA Status



Earliest Start Date

Fall 2021





Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department



Required Application Materials


A single PDF or Word document containing a resume, letter of interest, statement of research interests and professional goals, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, reprints of three (3) relevant publications, and a list of three (3) professional references is required to apply.

Additionally, please arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to: Dr. Ali Azghani, Chair, Physiology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. E-mail:


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Description

Research and teaching in the Department of Biology, with primary teaching responsibility in the area of Anatomy and Physiology.

Essential Functions

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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.


Other Information

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

Working Conditions

  • 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.

Additional Information

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.


EEO/AA Statement

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.