Assistant Professor/Associate Professor


System Identification Number:
6001803

Posting Origination:
UNT

Department:
BioDiscovery Institute (190402)

College/School:
College of Science http://cos.unt.edu

Rank/Title:
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas, invites applications from outstanding scientists for an academic-year (9 month) position in microbial metabolism and synthetic biology at the assistant or associate professor levels in the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI), one of four recently established Institutes of Research Excellence. Candidates addressing important fundamental and applied questions in the synthesis and development of bio-based products for agriculture, materials engineering, bioenergy or health benefits are especially encouraged to apply. The new hire will complement and interact with existing researchers in systems modeling of metabolism, plant biochemistry, and biotechnology. Dedicated, newly renovated research space, competitive start-up packages, and state-of-the-art core facilities in genomics and metabolomics will support new faculty and their colleagues in BDI. The successful candidate will bring an internationally recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within BDI and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate training. Two positions are open in BDI: 1) microbial metabolism and synthetic biology and 2) structure-based enzyme design. For best consideration, submit application materials to the correct job posting prior to February 15, 2018. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are closed. Questions may be directed to Brian G. Ayre ([email protected] edu), Search Committee Chair, or Kent D. Chapman ([email protected]), BDI Director.

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Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will bring an internationally recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students within BDI and across UNT, and contribute to graduate and/or undergraduate training. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biological, computational, physical or engineering sciences discipline, an established record of funding and publications in one of the target areas described above, and a commitment to excellence in research within an interdisciplinary environment.

Area of Specialty:
Microbial Metabolism

Position Type:
Faculty

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:
Monthly

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:
02-15-2018

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Documents should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests and accomplishments, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references.

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