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Assistant/Associate Professor in Genomics

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

Job Summary

The Department of Biology in the College of Science at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Genomics at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates will join an interactive collegial Genome Biology Group at UTA. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to evolutionary genomics, functional genomics, and systems biology, population genomics, human genomics, and single-cell-omics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We seek candidates who utilize experimental or computational approaches to investigate fundamental questions at any scale, ranging from molecular processes to cellular organization and function, to organismal evolution and development, to the links between genotype and phenotype.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate (Master's and Ph.D.) levels.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Start-up funds, salaries, and teaching loads are highly competitive. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College/School Information

The UT Arlington campus houses the newly established North Texas Genome Center (including multiple Illumina Novaseq instruments), and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (including instruments for advanced imaging, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and analytical chemistry). The department and university have numerous resources including state-of-the-art research labs, an Animal Care Facility, a Life Sciences Core Facility, an Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center housing specimen and tissue collections, and affiliations with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). The department also benefits from additional access to University of Texas System genomics and computational facilities at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – one of the leading advanced computing centers in the U.S. Excellent opportunities exist at UT Arlington and in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for collaborations with researchers in microbiology, ecology, evolution, cell biology, genomics, biochemistry, and biomedical sciences.

Arlington is a city of nearly 400,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. The city has 82 public parks, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, located in Arlington, is the second largest airport in the U.S. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

1) curriculum vitae, 2) Cover Letter 3) summary of current and proposed research (three pages), 4) teaching interests, 5) statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and 6) names and email addresses of four references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 16, 2022.

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair: Todd Castoe (

For more information about UTA, please visit:   

EEO Statement - The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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