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Assistant Professor

Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
9-month academic salary + benefits
Closing date
Nov 1, 2021

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The Department of Molecular Biosciences: Assistant Professor

Location: Austin, TX

Opens: September 1, 2021

Closes: November 1, 2021


The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, subject to the availability of funding.  The Department has a large number of faculty that span many disciplines, and a broad range of research areas will be considered including biochemistry, cancer biology, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and infectious disease, molecular biology and genetics, plant biology, structural biology (in particular cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography), and synthetic and systems biology.  The UT College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Molecular Biosciences are committed to building a diverse faculty as we view diversity and inclusiveness as essential to the excellence of our community, and we encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.


We seek outstanding investigators with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline who will build an active research program and value teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Successful candidates will be eligible for membership in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs and have access to excellent core facilities, including those in the Center for Biomedical Research Support, the Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and the Sauer Center for Structural Biology, which houses two state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopes. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment in the vibrant city of Austin.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio ( with the following documents:

1) Cover Letter that includes research area, qualifications, and contact information

2) CV

3) A statement of research interests

4) Three confidential letters of recommendation

5) Statements of past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion are welcomed.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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