Immunology and Microbiology Faculty (open-rank)

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Title Information

Faculty TitleAssistant ProfessorJob Class Code00031FLSAExempt Position Information

Posting NumberFRGV0906Working TitleImmunology and Microbiology Faculty (open-rank)Number of Vacancies1LocationMcAllen, TexasDivision/OrganizationDivision of Health AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure Position1 yearTenure StatusTenure TrackFTE12 month, 100%Scope of Job

Research and Teaching

Minimum Qualifications


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

The UTRGV School of Medicine Department of Immunology and Microbiology is recruiting. The successful candidate should have a clinically relevant translational research program primarily focusing on anti-cancer small molecule and antibody conjugated probes with special emphasis on neuo-oncology, neuoro-immunology, Immuno-oncology. Candidates expertise in identification of new biomarkers and development of new therapeutic and diagnostic agents relevant to immuno-oncology and neuro-oncology will be desirable. Ideal candidate should have experience in chemistry, organic synthesis, chemical genetics, computational modelling, and radiosynthesis of PET, SPECT and MRI ligands, bio-conjugated small molecules with antibodies, and biomolecular-nanotechnology. Candidate should be able to perform research program in collaborative manner. Candidate should have ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on molecular imaging, pharmacology, biochemistry, drug design and mechanism of action. Applicant is expected to have extramural funding through federal agencies (NIH/DoD, NSF) and should be able to attract CPRIT funding.

Preferred Qualifications


License or Certification Required?SalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and ExperienceDesired Start Date10/01/2019 Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date08/10/2019Close Date09/10/2019Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

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Dear Applicant,

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Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. List of 3 References
    3. Letter of Interest
    4. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Reference Letter 1
    2. Reference Letter 2
    3. Reference Letter 3

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