Assistant Professor-Biological Scientist
Job posting number: #7111468
Posted: September 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description:
The Department of Biological and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University–Kingsville invites applications for a tenure-track appointment (nine-month basis) in Biology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2023. Applicants should have a background in conservation biology with an emphasis in ichthyology, parasitology, aquatic biology, marine biology, or a related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses across the undergraduate/graduate curriculum and maintain an active research program, ideally be able to involve students in his/her scholarly work and serve in developing/revising organismal biology courses. Texas A&M University–Kingsville is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a commitment to inclusion and diversity in all levels of our campus. Texas A&M University–Kingsville is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a commitment to inclusion and diversity in all levels of our campus. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in this scientific field, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis.
Applicant should have a doctorate in Biology, Ichthyology, Conservation Science, Marine or Aquatic Biology, or in a closely related field. He/she must have completed at least 18 graduate hours in the above disciplines of study. Skills and commitment to providing high-quality education within a culturally diverse environment are essential.
The Department supports a wide variety of research and teaching scholars and has a strong interest in building our conservation biology program. The candidate will be expected to 1) teach core lower-level courses, 2) upper-level organismal courses (such as ichthyology, parasitology, aquatic biology, marine biology, and/or conservation biology, and field biology), and 3) establish a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. Experience with writing grant proposals, obtaining external funding, and recruiting students will be considered additional assets. The successful applicant is expected to guide MS theses projects as well as graduate and undergraduate research. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Texas A&M University–Kingsville, as part of the Texas A&M University System, is a state-supported institution including six undergraduate colleges and a graduate college. For more information visit the website http://www.tamuk.edu.
Applicant must complete the TAMUK Application for Employment which is available online at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUK_External.
This process will also require that a candidate for employment submit via the website https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUK_External, a letter of interest, resume, names and contact information of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interest, and unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For further information and questions contact: Biological Scientist Search Committee; Department of Biological and Health Sciences, MSC 158, 700 University Blvd, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville TX 78363-8202. Phone: 361-593-3803 E-mail: [email protected]
Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts sent directly from each degree-granting institution must be received by the Office of the Provost, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, MSC 102, Kingsville, TX 78363-8202. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (AACRAO). http://www.aacrao.org/credential/index.htm. Candidates for employment must pass a pre-employment background investigation prior to being hired for this position. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.