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Assistant or Associate Professor – Neurobiology

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology
2015-2016 Academic Year

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, or Associate Professor, tenured, in the area of Neurobiology with an emphasis on motivated behavior, decision making, and sensory motor integration. The successful applicant is expected to start in the Fall of 2015.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent degree in Neuroscience or related fields. Applicants at the Assistant professor level must show potential for innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Applicants at the Associate professor level must have a track record of funding and institutional and academic leadership.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The committee will consider applicants studying fundamental problems in neuroscience, particularly those using genetic and molecular tools in vivo to understand motivated behavior, decision making, and sensory motor integration.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a high-profile research program, obtain extramural funding, and teach undergraduate and graduate biology students. The appointee will join and participate in the activities of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute and will have access to state-of-the-art life science research support facilities. The Institute offers a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with competitive support package. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a single PDF file with a Cover Letter, CV, a research statement (up to 4 pages), teaching statement (up to 2 pages), and a list of three references, including their contact information. Send all materials to biofacultyad@utsa.edu with subject: Neuro Search 2015. See additional information about the UTSA Biology department at: http://bio.utsa.edu.

Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to provide proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Faculty Position in Host-Microbe Interactions

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology
2015-2016 Academic Year

The Department of Biology and the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are seeking outstanding candidates to fill one tenured or tenure-track position at open rank level in the area of microbial pathogenesis with an emphasis on host-microbe interactions starting in Fall 2015. This position will join the microbiology/immunology research group focused on aspects of bacterial, fungal, and viral infections and host response.  “Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases” has been designated as an area of research excellence at UTSA.  Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful applicant will have a Doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in Immunology, Microbiology, Biology, or a related discipline.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will require relevant postdoctoral experience and demonstrated potential for excellence in biological research. The Associate Professor level will require the Assistant Professor requirements plus a well-established research program with a record of extramural funding. The Full Professor level will require the Associate Professor requirements plus a distinguished record of sustained funding and productivity as well as leadership in their field.
Preferred qualifications: Candidates whose research interests focus on host-microbe interactions or immune function.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position will include a primary appointment in the Department of Biology at UTSA, with the option to become a member of the STCEID.  The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain a productive, externally funded individual research program, to participate in collaborative research activities with other members of the STCEID and/or the Center of Excellence in Infection Genomics at UTSA, and to participate in academic and service activities based on standard UTSA policies for all faculty members. We seek candidates committed to our mission of mentorship serving a diverse student body.  Competitive salaries and start-up packages are offered.

APPLICATION: Applicants must submit, by regular mail, fax, or email, a letter of application, a current dated curriculum vitae, copies of 3 recent publications, a statement of research plans and summaries of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses (both postal and email), and telephone numbers of three references. Review of completed applications will begin January 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Mail applications to: Microbiology Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249.  Fax applications to (210) 458-5658 or email applications to biofacultyad@utsa.edu. See additional information about the UTSA Biology Department at bio.utsa.edu.

Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Biology Science Educators

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology

Description:  The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology seeks to hire two Biology Science Educators. The individuals hired for these positions will collaborate with other faculty to redesign undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses and align department courses with the core competencies articulated in the recent AAAS- and NSF-supported Vision and Change report. Teaching load will vary depending on involvement in education research and course development activities, and will range from 2-3 courses per long semester and 1-2 in summer.   Teaching responsibilities will include Introductory Biology for majors, non-majors Biology, Genetics, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as other classes depending on individual background. Applicants should have broad knowledge in Biology, a record of quality instruction, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques. These individuals will be expected to collaborate with current faculty on science education research projects.

Education Required:  Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline. The candidate’s research expertise may be in any area of biology, but broadly trained scientists with substantial knowledge of pedagogy and experience with course redesign are preferred. Successful candidate should have demonstrated teaching excellence, outstanding communications skills, and strong problem solving skills. In addition, the successful candidates should be detail oriented, flexible and creative, familiar with current teaching technology, and be able to provide evidence of ability to bring significant projects to completion. 

Terms of Appointment:  These faculty positions are full time (12 month) appointments with benefits.   

Additional Information:  We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusiveness across the campus community. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Application Instructions:  Applicants should complete the Application for Non Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (http://provost.utsa.edu/VPAFS/forms/recruitment/index.asp) and submit to biofacultyad@utsa.edu, along with the following documents:  resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter describing qualifications, contact information (including email) for three (3) professional references.

Salary Range:  $60,000 - $65,000.


Anatomy and Physiology Instructor/Lab Coordinator

University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology

Description: The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Biology seeks to hire an adjunct faculty who will be in charge of the anatomy and physiology lecture and laboratory courses.  This position involves assisting with innovative redesign of the anatomy and physiology courses. The faculty will collaborate with other faculty to develop learning objectives for these courses that are consistent with core competencies such as those articulated in the recent AAAS- and NSF-supported Vision and Change report.  Teaching responsibilities will include Anatomy and Physiology lecture sections and coordination of the laboratory courses.  The position also involves instructing laboratory sections as needed.  Applicants should have strong content knowledge in anatomy and physiology, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques.

Education Required: Ph.D. in anatomy, physiology, a related field in biology, or a medical degree. Two years related teaching experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will possess a combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities.  

Additional Requirements: Additionally, the candidate should have outstanding communication skills, be detail oriented, show evidence of bringing significant projects to completion, be flexible and creative, be familiar with current teaching technology, possess strong trouble-shooting skills, and demonstrate teaching excellence.

Terms of Appointment: This is an adjunct 12 month faculty position, full-time, with benefits.   The opportunity exists for a multi-year contract following successful completion of the first year of employment.  Salary Range- $40,000-$50,000

Additional Information: The University of Texas at San Antonio is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to provide proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Application Instructions: Review of applications begins immediately upon receipt; the position will remain open until filled. Apply to biofacultyad@utsa.edu and attach the following documents: resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter describing qualifications, and contact information for three (3) professional references.


 

 


 

 

 

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