Assistant Professor: Tenure Track

Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
~ $90,000 + benefits
Posted
October 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions in evolution (4 positions) and microbiology (1 position). We will consider candidates pursuing innovative research in any area of these fields, including empirical, theoretical or computational approaches applied to any organismal system or taxonomic group. The criteria for selection will be creativity and excellence in research and scholarship, with a preference for candidates whose research integrates with other research focus areas in the department (Biological Rhythms, Resilience, Regeneration and Repair, Synthetic Biology). We require all candidates to have a Ph.D.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates with backgrounds that are underrepresented in science, and those with experience promoting diversity and inclusion.

This search represents the continuation of a multi-year strategic hiring effort to move several cutting-edge research areas within the biological sciences at Texas A&M University to preeminence. Expectations for successful candidates are to develop an externally funded research program and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This is an exciting opportunity for new hires to be a part of developing interdisciplinary teams to tackle important problems in biology. The Department of Biology (www.bio.tamu.edu) is part of an interactive and collegial research environment, offering a modern infrastructure and competitive startup packages. The broader Texas A&M research community includes a number of exciting interdepartmental doctoral programs such as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (eeb.tamu.edu), Genetics (genetics.tamu.edu), and Neuroscience (tamin.tamu.edu). For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, 2021. Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/94968 .

If you have questions about this search, please direct e-mails to Dr. Heath Blackmon, Chair of the search committee, at hblackmon@bio.tamu.edu. Bryan-College Station, home to Texas A&M University, is a vibrant, dynamic, and rapidly growing community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the region offers the modern amenities of a big city with a warm, small-town charm, and the community's low cost of living is advantageous to the student and general populations, making it an ideal place to live. Many exceptional natural history destinations (e.g. Big Thicket National Preserve) are less than a day’s drive away. 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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