The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Microbial Genomics. We encourage applicants with research interests focused on microbial ecology or metagenomics of any group of microbes, at scales from genes to populations to communities to ecosystems. The faculty member will be expected to obtain funding to support a vibrant research program in the candidate’s discipline and engage in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses in their area of expertise. The faculty member is also expected to participate in relevant regional, national, and international research communities within their disciplines.
The successful candidate will interact with diverse faculty, staff, and students within and between departments at UNT, the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI: http://aeri.unt.eduhttp://aeri.unt.edu), and the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI: http://bdi.unt.eduhttp://bdi.unt.edu), contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research at UNT. The faculty member should have an interest and participate in our growing undergraduate degree programs ( https://biology.unt.edu/undergraduate-programshttps://biology.unt.edu/under…) and graduate programs ( http://biology.unt.edu/graduate-programshttp://biology.unt.edu/graduate-pro…) and is expected to help foster their continued growth along with other faculty members through instruction and research.
UNT is a Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification enrolling over 42,000 students. The Department of Biological Sciences, one of four departments in the College of Science, has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate students, 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 Biology. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees s 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.