Assistant Professor Biological & Environmental Sciences
Job location: Commerce TAMUC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-08
Job TitleAssistant Professor Biological & Environmental SciencesAgencyTexas A&M University - CommerceDepartmentBiological & Environmental ScienceProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCommerce, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:
During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
- Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2021. We seek strong candidates in the area of molecular biology that will complement our existing strength in cancer biology, regenerative/stem cell biology, microbiology, physiology, and environmental science. Applicant should be engaged in innovative molecular biology research and have vision for building a successful research program with potential for extramural funding and should have the ability to involve both undergraduates and graduate students. Faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce are required to conduct scholarly activities, work cooperatively with others, and contribute service to their discipline, the university, and the community.
The successful candidate will teach molecular biology, developmental biology, pharmacology, immunology, and other related biology courses. Additional teaching responsibilities will depend on the candidate’s interest and expertise. The candidate is also expected to mount an independent research program in the area of molecular biology that involves both graduate and undergraduate students. Research collaboration within and outside the department and university is encouraged.
In addition to teaching and research, candidates are expected to participate in service to the department and the college, which may include curricular development, undergraduate advising, and graduate advising.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicity, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Complete applications are due by November 15, 2020.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and maintain funded research program
- Attract and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses
- Advising students
- Preparing syllabi
- Updating course materials
- Developing curriculum
- Delivery of instruction both online and on any of the university campuses. Instructional duties may include teaching during the day, in the evening, or on Saturday
- Working collaboratively with faculty and staff to implement departmental programs
- Providing service to the department, college, university and public schools, and community
- Continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching
- Education: Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology or Developmental Biology
- Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Commitment to high quality teaching. Dedication to high standards and student success.
- Licensing/Professional Certifications: None
- Physical Requirements: None
- Other Requirements: None
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Prior teaching and student mentoring experience, grantsmanship to establish impactful research program as well as familiarity with CRISPR-Cas9 and other gene editing systems are preferred.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.