Asst Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Asst Professor


UNT-Biological Sciences-121100


College of Science

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Department Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences, one of four departments in the College of Science, has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate 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, and Organismal-environment interactions. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Forensic Science, and Masters and PhDs 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.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a research focus in Invertebrate Biology. This includes (but is not limited to) research in the development, physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics and genetics of invertebrates’ or environmental/organismal interactions involving invertebrates. The faculty member will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that also supports undergraduate and graduate training and education. The faculty member will participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Biological Sciences or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral training and demonstrated potential to maintain a funded research program.

Physical Requirements:

Talk or Hear

Area of Specialty:

Invertebrate Biology

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas 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 University of North Texas 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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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include the following items: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (≤ 2 pages, single spaced), including potential for external funding, 4) statement of teaching philosophy (≤ 1 page), including experience/interests in including underrepresented groups, and 5) names and contact information for three references.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/12/2020
Application Due: 8/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time