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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Texas A&M University Dept. Biochemistry and Biophysics

Texas A&M University Biochemistry and Biophysics
College Station, Texas
Competitive with Benefits
Closing date
Oct 31, 2021

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Tenure-Track or Tenure Review Upon Hire (either)

Texas A&M University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

College Station, TX 77843

An Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an emphasis in cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) or cryo-electron tomography (cryoET). This is a full-time nine-month, tenure-track, or tenured position with research (65%), teaching (25%), and service (10%) responsibilities.  The estimated start date is August 1, 2022.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured position with a nine-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2022.  Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate will be required to develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally recognized research program in biochemistry that extensively employs cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) or cryo-electron tomography (cryoET).  A research emphasis in any area of biochemistry and biophysics is invited though preference will be given to topics in the areas of nucleic acid biochemistry, epigenetics, or signaling. Responsibilities for this position also include teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field, including outreach to industry.

RESOURCES:  Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research in the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, and genetics across the life sciences. Recently, the university invested >$10M to purchase a Titan Krios G4i with a phase plate, equipped with a Gatan K3 direct detection camera with a BioContinuum imaging filter.  This instrument will be housed in a newly-renovated space within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package, and laboratory space with shared common-use equipment, within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or related field with a postdoctoral emphasis on cryo-EM or cryo-ET is required. Evidence of potential for developing an outstanding research program and indications of strong mentorship and teaching skills are required for consideration for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Prior faculty-level experience, evidence of successful grantsmanship and graduate training, and outstanding research accomplishments are required for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s suitability for the position, 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, 3) a three-page statement of research plans, and 4) a description of teaching philosophy, experience and planned strategies, 5) a listing of contact information for three expert individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position at  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions, email inquiries to Dr. Dorothy Shippen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2128,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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