Assistant Professor – Evolutionary Biologist

El Paso, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
September 13 2019
Organization Type

The University of Texas at El Paso

College of Science

Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor – Evolutionary Biologist

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for an Evolutionary Biologist. We are seeking highly collaborative candidates with expertise in the evolution of any non-model, multi-cellular animal organism, including vertebrates or insects. The department has excellent biodiversity collections offering significant opportunities for individuals who wish to serve in a curatorial role.

The anticipated appointment date is fall 2020 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to (1) establish an extramurally funded research program; (2) teach and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students; and (3) have a strong potential for collaboration across ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB).

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences, with doctoral programs in EEB and Bioscience, is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. Additional collaborator research and training opportunities will become available with the establishment of the new Data Science PhD in Math​. Core facilities in the NIH sponsored Border Biomedical Research Center include capacities for DNA Next-Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections, a new state-of-the-art insectarium and multiple vivariums, and Indio Mountains Research Station provide further research opportunities. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website ( and the UTEP Biodiversity Collections website (

ABOUT UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in one of the largest binational communities in the world. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students, invests $91 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 10 colleges and schools. The University maintains an operating budget of $450 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to make education accessible to all. 

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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a brief description of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references.

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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.