Assistant Professor - Biotechnology - (FAC001643)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Engineering Technology of the College of Technology at the University of Houston is seeking to fill one tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Biotechnology program starting Fall 2021. The successful candidate will have earned a B.S and a doctoral degree in Life Sciences or related field. The department seeks individuals with proven record or promise of research achievement.

The candidate is expected to develop a front rank, competitive, independent research program on concepts relevant to biotechnology. Particular areas of interest include biomedical, biomanufacturing, bioinformatics and big data analysis, energy. An important academic responsibility also will be the instruction and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Faculty members are expected to develop new courses, teach existing courses, and collaborate with fellow faculty in curriculum issues, articulate well with industry, and contribute to the continuous improvement and outcome-based assessment of the program. The candidate will also be expected to assist in program management and advising.

With an emphasis on environmental biotechnology, the Biotechnology program is one of the fastest growing programs in the Engineering Technology department. The undergraduate program is accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), and amongst the top 5 programs in the nation.

The College of Technology is the third largest college at the University of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future’s technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation.

The University of Houston is a public research university that is located on a park-like campus a few minutes from the Houston city center. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and have been recognized as one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institutions in the nation. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation focuses on recruiting and retaining a diverse community of scholars. Given this, a candidate should exhibit the potential for excellence in teaching and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty and graduate student population. Additionally, the University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Screening of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please attach a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy or statment, and contact information for three references to be contacted at a later date .Rank and salary will be commensurate with the final candidate’s credentials and experience.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

The successful candidate will have earned a B.S and a doctoral degree in Life Sciences or related field. The department seeks individuals with proven record or promise of research achievement.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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