Professor of Human Genetics

Posting Details

Title Information

Faculty TitleProfessorJob Class Code00011FLSAExempt Position Information

Posting NumberFRGV0915Working TitleProfessor of Human GeneticsNumber of Vacancies1LocationBrownsville, TexasDivision/OrganizationDivision of Health AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure PositionTenure StatusTenuredFTE1Scope of Job

The UTRGV School of Medicine Department of Human Genetics seeks a qualified candidate to serve as the Director of the Ph.D. in Human Genetics program currently in development. Responsibilities include implementing the Ph.D. program, leading the effort to recruit graduate students, organizing the curriculum, managing teaching responsibilities, and tracking student progress through the curriculum. In addition to fulfilling educational responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a research program in genetic epidemiology of complex disease and contribute to the department’s administrative activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Genetics, Anthropology, Statistics, or related field and at least six years of experience at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. History of NIH funding for research.

Discipline Specific Required QualificationsPreferred Qualifications

Experience in education of graduate students, expertise in epidemiology, expertise in biostatistics, expertise in human growth and development

License or Certification Required?SalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and ExperienceDesired Start Date11/01/2019 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 Date10/01/2019Close Date10/30/2019Additional 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

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.

Quick Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/22759Posting Supplemental Questions

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

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