The Department of Biology at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/biology/) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Microbiology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial pathogenesis and physiology, antibiotic resistance, microbial genetics, host-microbe interactions, and the impact of microbes on climate change.
Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.
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The Department and University have numerous resources including state-of-the-art research labs, an Animal Care Facility, a Biology Genomics Core Facility, a Center for Human Genomics, an Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center housing specimen and tissue collections, and affiliations with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). The UT Arlington campus also houses the newly established North Texas Genome Center, and the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (a major partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments) that offers extensive resources for advanced imaging, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and analytical chemistry. The Department also benefits from access to core UT-system genomics and computational resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – one of the leading advanced computing centers in the U.S. Excellent opportunities exist at UT Arlington and in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for collaborations with researchers in microbiology, ecology, evolution, cell biology, genomics, biochemistry, and biomedical sciences.
Arlington is a city of nearly 400,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. The city has 82 public parks, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, located in Arlington, is the second largest airport in the U.S. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at www.arlington.org.
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial pathogenesis and physiology, antibiotic resistance, microbial genetics, host-microbe interactions, and the impact of microbes on climate change. Candidates who utilize innovative approaches to investigate important questions at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and systems level, including microbiome research, are particularly attractive.
Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Ph.D.) levels.