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Microbial Genomics - Assistant Professor

University of North Texas - Faculty of Biology
Denton, Texas (US)
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Feb 2, 2022

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Life Sciences, Microbiology
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Microbial Genomics - Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT), a Carnegie Research 1 (R1) Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving public research university, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a research focus in Microbial Genomics. This includes (but is not limited to) research in microbial ecology or metagenomics of any group of microbes, at scales from genes to populations to communities to ecosystems. The successful candidate will have 1) an earned doctoral degree in Biological Sciences or related field, 2) a proven record or propensity to obtain external funding to support an active research program, 3) a growing record of scholarship and publication appropriate to the applicants' field of study, and 4) an academic record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Start Date: September 1, 2022

Deadline: The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is closed.

Application Procedures: Apply at and include the following items: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) copies of up to 3 sample publications, 4), names and contact information for three referees, 5) statement of research Interests (≤ 2 pages, single-spaced) and 6) statement of teaching philosophy and advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion (≤ 1 page).

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. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Lee Hughes, Search Committee Chair (

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