Assistant Professor in Systems Biology Related to Environmental Change

University of North Texas
November 01 2019
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Assistant Professor in Systems Biology Related to Environmental Change

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (tenure-track) in SYSTEMS BIOLOGY as it pertains to Environmental Change. We seek candidates whose research addresses any area of systems biology as related to natural or anthropogenic disturbances. 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include 1) a Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, or a related field, 2) demonstrates the ability and plans to obtain external funding to support an active research program, 3) a growing record of scholarship and publication in higher tier journals appropriate to the applicants’ field of study, and 4) demonstrates the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Preference will be given to applicants having postdoctoral or equivalent experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to obtain funding to support a vibrant research program in the candidate’s discipline and engage in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses in their area of expertise.  The candidate is also expected to participate in relevant regional, national, and international research communities within their discipline.

The candidate is also encouraged to develop interdisciplinary collaborations within and between departments at UNT, including with faculty in the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI;  The candidate should have an interest and participate in our growing undergraduate degree program in ecology ( and graduate programs in biology (, and is expected to help foster their continued growth along with other relevant faculty members through instruction and research.

Salary:  Salary and start-up package are competitive.

Eligibility:  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States and outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, education records, employment, and references.

Starting Date:  August 2020

Deadline: Completed applications will be reviewed starting  December 2, 2019, and will continue until the search is closed.

Apply online: (System Identification Number: 6002460)

Application Procedures:  Applicants must apply online at and attach the following items: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) research statement (≤ 3 pages), 4) statement of teaching philosophy (≤ 2 pages), 5) at least one and up to three relevant publication(s) that highlight the applicant’s contribution in the field, and 6) contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references that are familiar with the applicant’s academic and research qualifications. 

General Information: UNT is a public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification enrolling over 39,000 students, offering a total of 101 bachelor’s degrees, 82 master’s degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees.  Biological Sciences is a comprehensive department with over 40 faculty, including research faculty organized among three divisions (Ecology / Environmental Science, Physiology, and Biochemistry / Molecular Biology).  We offer degrees in each area of concentration through the Ph.D. and have approximately 2,900 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. Additional information concerning UNT and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at and

UNT’s main campus is located in the city of Denton, a vibrant and growing community of approximately 120,000 residents located 40 miles north of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth and 27 miles north of DFW International Airport.  For more information about Denton, please visit and

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.  

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Aaron Roberts (

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