Assistant Professor of Microbiology

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Texas AM International University

Location :
Laredo, Texas

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Fri, 06 Nov 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Assistant Professor of Microbiology


Texas A & M International University


Dept, Biology & Chemistry

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Job Location

Laredo, Texas

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Job Description

The Department of Biology and Chemistry at Texas A & M International University seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 9-month position) in the area of microbiology to begin Fall 2022. Primary duties include teaching introductory and upper level courses for the biology program. Given the university’s support to junior faculty and commitment to foster research, teaching loads are significantly reduced for the first two years of hire; faculty only teach 12 semester credit hours per year in the first two years of hire. In year 3, faculty only teach 15 semester credit hours. Years four through sixth are carry a reduced teaching load; a total of only 18 semester credit hours. Junior faculty are also given substantial start-up funds to conduct research. We desire candidates with: (1) an established record of research, (2) a strong commitment both to teaching and to developing a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students; (3) the ability to acquire extramural funding; (4) previous teaching experience [experience as a teaching assistant will be considered].

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a doctorate in the discipline. ABDs will also be considered but must have earned a doctorate before appointment.

Other Information

TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, visit . TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package covering health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid parental leave. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered by the university.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be given priority. The position start date is Fall 2021. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply for consideration please fill out an application on the Workday webpage and attach the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) description of research, (4) description of teaching philosophy, and (5) names and contact information (address, e-mail, phone) of three professional references.

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Dean. However, for review of application, applicants may submit unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended directly to the search committee chair.

If you have any questions please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Monica Mendez, at or .

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A & M International University (TAMIU) is an international university, poised at the Gateway to Mexico and serving as the cultural and intellectual hub of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural community.

TAMIU provides over 7000 students with a learning environment anchored by the highest quality programs, built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. To fulfill its mission, the University offers a range of baccalaureate and masters programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business. Programs focus on developing undergraduate and graduate offerings with a progressive international agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines.

TAMIU prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.

Texas A & M International University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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