Assistant Professor (Health and Biomedical Sciences)

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valle
Brownsville, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
October 05 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant Professor (Health and Biomedical Sciences)

Scope of Job:

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences to begin Fall 2018. This is a full-time, tenure track position involving teaching, scholarly research and service. The successful candidate is expected to secure research funding, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and present their research at national scientific meetings. She/he should be willing to teach all biomedical courses offered by the department, foster undergraduate research, and mentor students. Faculty will be expected to integrate next generation technology (audience response ware, webcasting, learning management systems, online teaching and assessment) and competency based education to maximize student success. In accordance with the UT System Regents’ Rules, this individual will serve on departmental, college and university committees, and use professional expertise to perform services that benefit society and the broader professional community. Given that UTRGV will be a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach at different locations. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s guiding principles (, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. /M.D. /M.D.-Ph.D. or other equivalent terminal science degree

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. /M.D. /M.D.-Ph.D. or equivalent terminal science degree in biomedical sciences or related discipline from an accredited university. It is expected that the candidate will have postdoctoral experience and a strong track record of publications. Evidence of competitiveness in ability to seek external funding will need to be demonstrated through submission of a pending grant proposal submission or a future research plan.Evidence of competitiveness in ability to seek external funding will need to be demonstrated through submission of a pending grant proposal submission or a future research plan.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Dept. of Health and Biomedical Sciences has core strengths in cell and molecular biology research pertaining to chronic and infectious diseases. We seek to strengthen and integrate our program with expertise in neuroscience and immunology. It is expected that the candidate will have a proven track record of successful research in the above areas of interest. Experience in computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, modeling and/or biostatistics are desirable. The candidate should have outstanding communications (both verbal and written), and inter­ personal and team-work skills. In addition, the candidate should have some experience in teaching, student advising or guided research experiences. It is preferred that the candidate has experience in independently managing a research laboratory, submission of grant proposals, progress reports, research compliance applications, budgets, laboratory supplies and equipment ordering.

UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.