Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at Univ. of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/biology) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cell and Developmental Biology (broadly defined) at the level of Assistant Professor. Research areas of interest range from fundamental questions related to cell signaling and development to species interactions, including pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious disease. Candidates who use molecular and cell biology techniques to understand the mechanisms underlying responses to disease are particularly attractive. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and will have a clear vision to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Ph.D.) levels. Start-up funds, salaries, and teaching loads are highly competitive. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars.

The Department and University have numerous resources including state-of-the-art labs, an Animal Care Facility, a Life Science Core Facility, a Center for Human Genomics, an Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center housing specimen and tissue collections, and affiliations with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). The UT Arlington campus also houses the newly established North Texas Genome Center, and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (a major partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments) that offers extensive resources for advanced imaging, proteomics and analytical chemistry. The Department also benefits from access to core UT-system genomics and computational resources 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 ecology, evolution, genomics, biochemistry, and biomedical sciences.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 58,000 in Academic Year 2017-18, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity by U.S. News & World Report.

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 is the fourth largest airport in the US. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at www.experiencearlington.org.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15. Applicants must apply online at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/ (search job #F00092P). Applicants should include in their application: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (three pages), 3) teaching interests, and 4) names and email addresses of four references. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.