The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) seeks to fill multiple open-rank (Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor) tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Biological Sciences. The Department seeks candidates addressing broad and significant questions in biological and biomedical research, especially those using novel interdisciplinary, computational, and/or experimental approaches. We are looking for individuals to lead outstanding research and teaching programs in their specialized fields that complement the existing departmental research and teaching strengths and synergize with other departments within the school and/or across the University. The Department has current strengths in pathobiology, microbiology, computational biology, and genomics, and seeks to expand particularly in the fields of metabolism and biochemistry, eukaryotic cell biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, and computational biology, but other relevant fields will also be considered. The Department of Biological Sciences is a vibrant community of researchers and educators that places high value on the effective training of graduate and undergraduate students. An ideal candidate is a consummate researcher, mentor, and educator dedicated to the success of all students and trainees in classrooms and laboratories. Successful candidates will find a highly engaging and collaborative intellectual environment at The University of Texas at Dallas. UT Dallas also features state-of-the-art research facilities to support the most advanced transdisciplinary research activities.
The appointment commences for the fall 2024 semester.
Minimum Education and Experience: A PhD or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, computational biology, or a related discipline is required prior to employment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals with a range of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. We are seeking candidates able to produce research and scholarly or creative achievements that enhance the program and the discipline, and able to deliver high quality teaching using evidence-based practices to effectively engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
Preferred Education and Experience: Postdoctoral research experience in a relevant field and showing potential to secure extramural funding is strongly preferred. Teaching experience and/or experience in mentorship of junior scientists is also strongly preferred.
Applicants should upload the following:
· Full curriculum vitae and cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications for the position.
· Statement of teaching philosophy describing their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, and teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching practices will engage students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
· Research statement describing past, present, and future research, including how they mentor (or will mentor) student researchers and foster (or will foster) collaborative research environments.
· Full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Priority will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2023. Reviews will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on January 1, 2024.
The University and Community
UT Dallas is a top public research university located in one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs. Our student body is 31,000 strong, reflecting students from over 100 countries and a multiplicity of identities and experiences. Over 65% of our undergraduate students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid; and 66%of graduating seniors have no student debt compared to 48% in Texas and 32% in the nation (2021 TICAS report).
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas, and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University has a variety of programs and initiatives to support engagement and success for all members of the campus community. Employee benefits include a range of physical and mental wellness resources.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.