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Assistant Professor of Genetics

The University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type




Commensurate with experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department



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


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “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.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in genetics or related field.
  • Postdoctoral experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated research creativity, productivity, and grantsmanship.
  • Ability to develop a strong, extramurally funded research program.
  • Demonstrated record of collaborative research.
  • Evidence of effective teaching and other communication skills.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or graduate levels


Available Resources

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


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 recreation.

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 Houston.


Additional Information

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.


EEO/AA Statement

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.


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