Research Assistant Professors
Research Assistant Professors
Job Class Code: 10031
Posting Number: FRGV1174
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
Applications are invited for Research Assistant Professors in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. These individuals will work on projects that investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and cancer metastasis, cancer health disparity, cancer nanomedicine, with a special focus on cervical cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. In particular, the candidates will work on applying cutting-edge new biomedical research technologies and strategies for developing novel cancer treatments and early cancer diagnosis to help reducing cancer health disparities in the Rio Grande Valley Region. Candidate will be encouraged to work on independent projects and expected to seek external grant funding. This position is 100% grant funded and is contingent upon availability of funds and period of grant. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values, and core priorities. https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a relevant biomedical discipline with experience in cancer research field and demonstrated research productivity.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 3
Desired Start Date: 06/15/2021
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Open Date: 05/24/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. 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.
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28469