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Assistant Professor – Population Genetics, UTEP

Oct 27

Written by: SuperUser Account
10/27/2015 1:39 AM 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a population geneticist. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2016 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding. Researchers who focus on desert biota and/or use next- generation sequencing techniques are encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Science. An EEB doctoral program has recently been established. Existing faculty expertise includes ecological, evolutionary, biomedical, and education research fields. Core facilities include capacities for DNA Next-Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections; a green roof; and a greenhouse. The department also manages the 38,000 acre Indio Mountains Research Station. Current EEB faculty conduct research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, Arctic, Congo, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website. ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso and its “access and excellence” mission are redefining public higher education not only in Texas, but also across the nation. The University’s extraordinary success is validated by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2014 ranking of UTEP as one of the Top 10 universities in the nation. For the third consecutive year, UTEP was ranked #1 in the social mobility category for its success in helping students achieve their dreams. Since opening its doors along the U.S.-Mexico border in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, UTEP has enabled generations of students to pursue their goals through higher education in one of the largest binational communities in the world. Over the past century, the University’s enrollment has grown from 27 mining students to more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and that number continues to increase annually. UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s, and 20 doctoral degrees taught by outstanding faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to student success. The University’s record of receiving extremely competitive grant awards reflects the quality of UTEP’s faculty and their sustained commitment to excellence while also maintaining an academic environment dedicated to addressing the educational needs of students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching and service philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references to the following address: Population Geneticist Search Committee Chair Department of Biological Sciences University of Texas at El Paso 500 West University Avenue El Paso, TX 79968 Email: ewalsh@utep.edu Hiring decisions are based on budget approval. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

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