Commensurate with experience
Hours per Week
Required Application Materials
A single PDF containing:
- A cover letter.
- Detailed curriculum vitae.
- Statement of research interests and professional goals.
- Statement of teaching interest and philosophy.
- Reprints of three (3) relevant publications
Additionally, three (3) reference letters sent to:
The University of Texas at Tyler
Dr. Joshua Banta, Chair, Genetics Search Committee
Department of Biology
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
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“resume” prompt, please withdraw your application, and re-apply to
upload your combined documents as one file.
Job Summary and Responsibilities
The Department of Biology at The University of Texas at Tyler is
seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position in Genetics. We are
looking for a biologist with research experience and interest in
genetics. The candidate should be able to teach genetics and the
companion laboratory course for Biology majors, as well as graduate
courses in their area of expertise as part of a thesis and
non-thesis MS program. They will be required to establish a strong,
extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise.
They are 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. Preference will be given to candidates with a
demonstrated record of collaborative research.
Review of applications will begin 1/10/2022 and continue until a
suitable candidate is found. Start date is negotiable.
- Ph.D. in genetics or related field.
- Postdoctoral experience
- Demonstrated research creativity, productivity, and
- Ability to develop a strong, extramurally funded research
- Demonstrated record of collaborative research.
- Evidence of effective teaching and other communication
- Teaching experience at undergraduate or graduate levels
The Department of Biology offers a stimulating intellectual
environment and has an excellent reputation in research and
teaching. The Department consists of eleven tenured and
tenure-track faculty members and five 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. Pedagogical infrastructure
includes the UT Tyler Center for Excellence in Teaching and
Learning and the UT Tyler Academy of Distinguished Teachers. The
department boasts individual research space for all faculty and
shared molecular biology and ecology research equipment. This
includes three environmentally regulated walk-in growth chambers. A
computer lab connects UT Tyler to the Texas Advanced Computer
Center via a 10 Gb internet connection. For additional information,
please visit www.uttyler.edu/biology.
About The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas is located 100 miles east of Dallas (or 100 miles
west of Shreveport, Louisiana) in the scenic Piney Woods area of
East Texas. Tyler has approximately 100,000 residents and is among
one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Tyler is developing an
economy focused around higher education, the health/biomedical
fields, and many locally owned businesses, which now includes two
microbreweries, assorted coffee shops, and restaurants. Tyler has a
regional airport and Amtrak stations are found in nearby Mineola or
Longview with daily trains to Chicago or San Antonio. 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, a performing arts center, an art
museum, a zoo, and nearby lakes, rivers, and parks for outdoor
UT Tyler is a relatively young university (founded in 1971). One
of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in
teaching, research, artistic performance, and community service. UT
Tyler is rapidly growing with the recent addition of a Pharmacy
School and proposed Medical School within the next few years. More
than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT
Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 at its campuses
in Tyler, Longview, Palestine, and an Engineering Center in
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.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas
Education Code Section 51.215 which authorizes employer to obtain
criminal history record information. The position is subject to
availability of funding.
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.