Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Microbiology

UNT Dept of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Genomics, Microbiology
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Microbiology


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Microbiology with an emphasis on Microbial Genomics. The successful candidate will use modern approaches in microbial systems and have the skills to work independently as well as in collaborative groups. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support a vibrant research program, engage in mentoring undergraduate and graduate research, and effectively teach courses in their area of expertise, which will include microbiology, microbial genomics, and allied subjects. They will interact with diverse faculty, staff, and students within and between departments, including members from the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI: http://aeri.unt.edu) and the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI: http://bdi.unt.edu), contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research. In addition to this position in Microbiology, the Department of Biological Sciences at UNT is growing its faculty with new searches in immunology, epigenetics, and computational biochemistry, which complement recent hires in neurobiology, invertebrate biology, systems biology, biochemistry, and cell biology.


Minimum job requirements include a doctoral degree in Microbiology or a related field with postdoctoral experience. Preference will be given to applicants with 1) at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience in microbiology, microbial genomics, or allied 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 in higher-tier journals in the applicant’s field of study, and 4) an academic record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching among a diverse student population.


Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, sample publications (up to 3), a list of names and contact information of 3 references, a statement of current research interests and future trajectories (2-page limit), and a statement on teaching philosophy and engagement with students from diverse backgrounds (1 page). For questions, contact Dr. Brian Ayre (brian.ayre@unt.edu ), search committee chair. Please visit the UNT posting to apply online for this position https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/75989. Review of applicants will begin on 10/16/23.


UNT is a Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Minority-serving (MSI) public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification enrolling over 47,000 students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. The UNT System is growing rapidly along with the Dallas and Fort Worth regional area. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Science and has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate students, and 3,000 undergraduate students. Our faculty is a community of scholars dedicated to research and teaching in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Microbiology, and Organismal Biology. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science. We measure our success by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to society.


The UNT 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 UNT 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.


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