ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MICROBIAL METABOLISM

BIODISCOVERY INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MICROBIAL METABOLISM

The University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas, invites applications from outstanding scientists for an assistant or associate professor position in the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI), one of four Institutes of Research Excellence. Candidates addressing important fundamental and applied questions in the synthesis and development of bio-based products for agriculture, materials engineering, bioenergy or health benefits are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking individuals working at the forefront of microbial metabolism and metabolic engineering. The new hire will complement and interact with existing researchers in systems modeling of metabolism, plant biochemistry, and biotechnology. Newly renovated research space, competitive start-up packages, and state-of-the-art core facilities in genomics and metabolomics will support the new hire and colleagues in BDI.

The successful candidate will bring an internationally recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within BDI and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate training. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biological, computational, chemical or engineering sciences discipline, a record of funding and publication in the target area, and a commitment to research excellence within an interdisciplinary environment. Applications should be made through the UNT Academic Resources website (https://facultyjobs.unt.edu) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests and accomplishments, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to Brian G. Ayre (bgayre@unt. edu), Search Committee Chair, or Kent D. Chapman (chapman@unt.edu), BDI Director. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are closed. For best consideration, apply by October 15, 2018.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

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