The Department of Biological Sciences, one of four departments in the College of Science, has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate 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-environment interactions. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Forensic Science, and Master’s and PhDs 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.
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with 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 Hispanic-Serving Institution and Carnegie-ranked Tier 1 public research university, invites applications for a non-tenure-track position at the Clinical Assistant Professor level in Forensic Molecular Biology. The position is 60% Teaching (2 courses per semester), 30% Research, and 10% Service.
The successful candidate will contribute to developing and strengthening our undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate Forensic Molecular Biology to students enrolled in the university’s Certification in Forensic Science program and an undergraduate / graduate-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach Forensic Microscopy and/or Biomedical Criminalistics. Although no research space is provided, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to direct undergraduate research through interactions with diverse faculty, staff and students in the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinarity and collaboration at UNT. The successful candidate will also be able to develop an active collaboration with area law enforcement agencies.
The successful candidate will have earned a MS degree in Molecular Biology with five years of field/industry experience in forensic molecular biology or a PhD with one year of experience.
Preference will be given to applicants with:
A record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
The ability to teach Forensic Microscopy and/or Biomedical Criminalistics
A current or recently expired certification in forensic science
Membership in a relevant professional organization such as AAFS, SWAFS, or ASCLD.