Assistant Professor



Job description

Tyler, TX



The Position: The Department of Biology at The University of Texas in Tyler is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track position in invertebrate physiology. We are looking for an integrative biologist who studies whole organisms along with the physiological mechanisms underlying their phenotypes.  We are especially interested in someone who focuses on aquatic invertebrates and who has the ability to perform field research in East Texas.  They will be required to establish a strong, extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise. The selected candidate will be expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and mentoring. Participation in departmental, college, and university committees and outreach programs is expected. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of collaborative research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field with postdoctoral experience in invertebrate (mussel) physiology, (ii) Demonstrated research creativity, productivity, and grantsmanship, (iii) Ability to develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program, (iv) Demonstrated record of collaborative research, (v) Evidence of effective teaching and other communication skills, and (vi) Teaching experience at undergraduate or graduate levels is highly desirable.

Available resources: The Department of Biology offers a stimulating intellectual environment and has an excellent reputation in research and teaching. The Department consists of twelve tenured and tenure-track faculty members and four lecturers.  Research  in the Department is in diverse sub-disciplines, including genomics, population genetics, evolution, ecology, neurobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology. Research seminars by invited speakers are held weekly. A new expansion with state-of-the-art research and teaching labs has just been completed along with renovation of all existing teaching labs. Three large and sophisticated walk-in environmental chambers are available for research and a computer lab connects UT Tyler to the Texas Advanced Computer Center via a 10 Gb internet connection. For additional information, please visit

Location: Tyler is located 90 miles east of Dallas in the scenic Piney Woods area of East Texas. Tyler is the cultural center of East Texas, a region with over one million people, and boasts many amenities such as museums, a planetarium, a ballet, a symphony orchestra, and a renowned performing arts center. One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

How to apply

Please apply on the University of Texas at Tyler website:

Important: You will be prompted to upload your resume. At this time, please
upload ALL Required Application Materials. Please include (as a single PDF file) cover letter,
detailed curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and professional goals, statement of
teaching interests and philosophy, and reprints of 3 relevant publications. Please combine all
documents into one PDF prior to uploading. Before submitting your online job application, ensure
that ALL Required Application Materials have been uploaded.

Additionally, please arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to: Dr. Josh Banta, Chair,
Invertebrate Physiology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at
Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.
E-mail: [email protected].

The Office of Human Resources or Hiring Committee members cannot accept additional job
application materials through e-mail. If you need assistance with uploading documents or adding
additional documentation to your application, please contact us at humanresources[email protected] or 903.566.7234

The University of Texas at Tyler is a centerpiece for learning, culture and natural beauty in East Texas, located midway between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System.