Professor of Practice - Biotechnology - (ADJ000673)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track instructional position in the Biotechnology program at the Professor of Practice level. This position will start in Spring 2023 with an annual renewable contract.

The selected applicant is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level lab and lecture courses in Biotechnology (BTEC) and support undergraduate Capstone projects. The instructor will contribute to accreditation and ensure OSHA safety requirements for labs. The instructor will train and recruit teaching assistants and work with BTEC lab managers/technicians to maintain smooth functioning of lab equipment and maintain a safe environment for students. They will contribute to curriculum development, program management, lecture and lab course instruction, and student recruitment advising, and internship placements.

The application packet should include: (a) curriculum vitae, (b) contact information of three references, (c) one-page statement on the applicant’s philosophy regarding teaching, and (d) one to two-page summary on the applicant’s previous teaching experience, laboratory management and/or industrial tasks involving experimentations.

The University of Houston is a Tier One Research University with strong connections to the Texas Medical Center and regional Biotechnology industries. With access to state-of-the-art technology and research facilities, the Department of Engineering Technology has experienced steady growth in research funding and student enrollment. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

Starting January 2023, the College of Technology will merge with the College of Engineering to bring better outcomes for our students and better opportunities for our faculty/staff to meet our research and service mission.

Following the vision of University of Houston (UH) President Renu Khator, the College of Technology is beginning its journey to Sugar Land. The College of Technology (CoT) building opened at UH at Sugar Land in 2019, featuring state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and meeting spaces. A recent legislative session approved funding for a second CoT building at UH at Sugar Land. The expectation is that all CoT programs and departments will be at Sugar Land by 2025.

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

Qualifications :
  • M.S. degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a closely related field in the Biological Sciences is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree.
  • Applicants who have practical industrial experience in drug development regulatory sciences, cGMP, and QA/QC will be considered.
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in the general field of biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, or other biological sciences. The applicant may have gained such experimental knowledge either within academia, industry, and/or a combination of both.
  • The following laboratory skills are highly desirable:
    • upstream and downstream bioprocess
    • bioreactor operation
    • mammalian cell culture and aseptic techniques
    • microbiology techniques
    • molecular biology techniques
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience is expected.
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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