Assistant Professor- Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Location
San Antonio
Salary
See job description.
Posted
October 06 2021
Ref
6757
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

 


Assistant Professor- Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 6757
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Department Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual propertyfor Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA is situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Responsibilities
The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) seeks candidates for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2022. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral research experience in microbiology or immunology. We are particularly interested in applicants using cutting-edge approaches to study microbial immunity or drug discovery for treatment of fungal and parasitic infection with a single or mixed agent(s). The focus of microbial immunity includes broadly defined areas in innate/adaptive immunity, host-microbe interactions and vaccine development. Responsibilities include maintaining an active research program to successfully compete for extramural grants and teaching undergraduate, master and Ph.D. courses. Successful candidate should demonstrate her/his ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. This tenure-track position includes generous compensation, fringe benefits, competitive start-up package, ample office/laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, instrumentation, and BSL3/ABSL3 space.

Successful candidates will join an interactive group of faculty within the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Research strengths comprise host-microbe interactions and molecular microbiology, including mycology, bacteriology and parasitology, microbiome, T and B cell function, novel vaccine design, autoimmunity, and drug discovery. The department and the college offer exceptional technical resources in many areas with access to expert personnel and core facilities, including flow cytometry and cell sorting, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, proteomics, genomics and a BSL3 facility
The tech growth in Texas reported as the fastest in the nation, the economic strength of the city of San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the US, the city's hospitality and recognition as a hub for biomedical research and industry, place San Antonio as one of the friendliest and most attractive cities to live. The city of San Antonio is home to several nationally recognized research entities, including The University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, Texas Biomed Research Institute, Southwest Research Institute, and the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, among others. The proximity between UTSA and these institutions fosters an environment conducive to strong long-term collaborations. In addition, affordable living costs, a demographically diverse population and unique culture offer superb standards of living.

Posting End Date
To ensure full consideration, please apply by 10/20/2021. The position will remain open, and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials

 

  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A two-page summary of research goals
  4. A one page summary of teaching philosophy
  5. A statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity and the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment
  6. Contact information for three to five references
  7. Copies of major publications (optional)


Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered. Multiple documents may be scanned and added to your application packet in the "Resume" field during the application process. Apply at :

(UTSA Talent Acquisition website www. https://www.utsa.edu/hr/employment/).

For more information, contact Dr. Chiung-Yu Hung, Chair of the Search Committee at Chiungyu.Hung@UTSA.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral research experience in microbiology or immunology
  • A record of high-quality of research
  • Potential to conduct and maintain an active research program to successfully secure extramural grants
  • Potential to success in teaching and professional service activities
  • The ability and desire to work collegially with faculty from diverse cultural background
  • The ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.


Preferred Qualifications

  • We are particularly interested in applicants using cutting-edge approaches to study microbial immunity or drug discovery for treatment of fungal and parasitic infection with a single or mixed agent(s).
  • The focus of microbial immunity includes broadly defined areas in innate/adaptive immunity, host-microbe interactions and vaccine development.


Working Conditions
On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.


EO/AA Statement
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://zahr-prd-candidate-ada.utshare.utsystem.edu/psp/ZAHRPRDADA/EMPLOYEE/UTZ_CG/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=6757&PostingSeq=1






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