Faculty in the College of Sciences/ Department of Biology

Faculty in the College of Sciences/ Department of Biology

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1130
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The Department of Biology in the College of Sciences at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in virology. Preferred qualifications include research training in virology, with a Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) and postdoctoral experience in vector-borne diseases. This 9-month, full-time position will combine development of an independent research program with teaching and service activities. The committee encourages applications from women and individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM faculty.
UTRGV is a leading Hispanic-serving institution with an expanding research environment, recently promoted to R2 Carnegie research classification. As such, the successful applicant will benefit from university initiatives including expanded research facilities, faculty salary incentives for external funding, and growing graduate offerings, including MS degree programs in both Biology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. The successful applicant will have collaborative opportunities with faculty researchers in the Center for Vector-Borne Disease, as well as the UTRGV School of Medicine. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and/or graduate course offerings such as microbiology.
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.

Please note:
Required Documents
1. Letter of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching philosophy (2 page maximum)
4. Research statement (2 page maximum)
5. List of 3 References
6. Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

7. Resume
8. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
9. Teaching Philosophy
10. Writing / Publication Sample
11. Reference Letter 1
12. Reference Letter 2
13. Reference Letter 3
14. Multi Media
15. Certifications and Licenses
16. Training Certificates
17. Other Document
18. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
19. Unofficial Transcripts 2
20. Unofficial Transcripts 3
21. Transcript Analysis
22. Research Philosophy
23. Leadership Philosophy
24. Statement about experiences with, and vision for, mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and an excellent track record in research and teaching that indicates a strong potential for attracting extramural funding.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The new faculty member will teach a core course for the new Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MS Program, in addition to other courses in the Biology and Chemistry Departments, actively participate in externally-funded research and contribute to service activities. As a member of the UT System, faculty have access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/).

Preferred Qualification:
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Biology (or related field).

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

EEO Statement:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. UTRGV promotes and ensures equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Our University is committed to complying with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in our education programs and activities, including employment.

An eligible veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or an orphan of a veteran is entitled to preference in the selection process over other applicants who do not have greater qualifications. Further, we grant an employment preference to former foster youth who were in the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding the individual’s 18th birthday over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.

We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date: 12/10/2020

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

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.

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email, and phone. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Please Note: The application package must contain a letter of interest (which must include the Job Vacancy number for the position); curriculum vitae; concise (two page) descriptions of teaching philosophy, research plan/interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates must also provide names and contact information for three references. The application deadline is 02/15/2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their application as per instructions at https://careers.utrgv.edu

Additional 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.

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.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26802

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