Assistant Profssor- Biology of Infectious Disease

University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas
October 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


The University of Texas at El Paso College of Science Department of Biological Sciences  

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of biology of infectious diseases. In particular, we seek to hire a biologist with expertise in ecology of disease, epidemiology, microbial pathogenesis or host-pathogen interactions. Prospective candidates completing research in various aspects of infectious diseases prevalent in the U.S.-Mexico border communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The anticipated starting date is fall 2019. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters', and doctoral students. Research infrastructure in the Department of Biological Sciences includes state-of-the-art molecular, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, imaging, bioinformatic and statistical core facilities as well as an insectarium, Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) and BSL-3 laboratories, and Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL) -2 and ABSL-3 animal facilities. Candidates' research should have strong potential for collaboration with existing Biology faculty as well as faculty from other UTEP colleges and schools (e.g., Chemistry, Health Sciences, Nursing, and/or Pharmacy), and be able to attract extramural funding. Ideally, the candidates' research would have implications for translation into the clinical and/or the community setting.

ABOUT UTEP: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching and service philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references. For questions about the position, you may contact Douglas M. Watts, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at

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Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

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