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Assistant/Associate Professor - Computational Biochemistry/ BiologyDepartment:
College of ScienceJob Location:
DentonFull Time/Part Time:
ORP EligibleAdditional Retirement Information:
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.Department Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences, one of four departments in the College of Science, has over 45 faculty, 160 graduate and 2,800 undergraduate students, and 36 postdoctoral fellows and research scientists. 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 Master’s and PhD degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science. We measure our success by the successes of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to society. Further information about the department may be found at biology.unt.edu.Position Summary:
UNT is a Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification with over 49,000 students enrolled in the UNT system. UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with Hispanic- or Minority Serving Institutions (HSI/MSIs) and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT), a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification university with over 47,000 students, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Computational Biochemistry/Biology with an emphasis on the application of computational approaches, such as deep and machine learning, for studying protein function and evolution, molecular recognition, novel therapeutic and immunological target development. This position will add to the overall push on campus in the area of computational science and predictive modeling for application to biological systems. The successful candidate will use modern approaches in Computational Biochemistry/Biology and have the skills to work independently as well as in collaborative groups. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support a vibrant research program in their discipline, engage in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and effectively teach undergraduate courses in subjects such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or Immunology, and graduate level courses in their area of expertise (Computational Biochemistry/Biology). The faculty member is also expected to participate in relevant regional, national, and international research communities within their disciplines.Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have access to high-performance computing systems through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC: https://research.unt.edu/research-services/research-computing), interact with diverse faculty, staff, and students within and between departments at UNT, including members from the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI: http://aeri.unt.edu) and the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI: http://bdi.unt.edu), contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research at UNT. The faculty member will have an interest in and will participate in our growing undergraduate (https://biology.unt.edu/undergraduate-programs) and graduate (http://biology.unt.edu/graduate-programs) degree programs and is expected to help foster student growth along with other faculty members through instruction and research. In addition to this position in Computational Biochemistry/Biology, the Department of Biological Sciences at UNT is growing its faculty with new searches in Immunology, Epigenetics, and Microbiology, which complement recent hires in Neurobiology, Invertebrate Biology, Systems Biology, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology.
The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree in Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, or related field, with significant postdoctoral experience in Computational Biochemistry/Biology.Preferred Qualifications:
- A comprehensive postdoctoral experience in the field of Computational Biochemistry/Biology;
- A proven record or potential to obtain external funding to support an active research program;
- A growing record of scholarship and publication in higher tier journals appropriate to the applicants’ field of study;
- An academic record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching among a diverse student population.
Ability to communicateArea of Specialty:
Computational Biochemistry/BiologySecurity 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.Driving University Vehicle:
F1399PSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of names and contact information for three references, a statement of current research interests and future trajectories (2-page limit), sample publications (up to 3 PDFs), and a statement on teaching philosophy (1 page). For questions, contact Dr. Ana Paula Alonso (Anapaula.Alonso@unt.edu), search committee chair.Quicklink for Posting: