Assistant Professor – Biology – IRC29156



Job description

Denton, TX

Job Code: IRC 29156

The Department of Biology at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with appointments starting in Fall 2020. Candidates should be engaged in innovative biological research and have a clear vision for building an impactful research program with potential for extramural funding that includes both undergraduates and graduate students. We are particularly interested in strong candidates who wish to study molecular mechanisms of important biological processes and who will complement our existing strengths. Areas of specialization that are particularly desirable include, but are not limited to:

Computational Biology
Developmental Biology
Microbiology & Infectious Disease
Signal Transduction
Stem Cell Biology & Regeneration

Successful candidates will also have teaching experience and a desire to teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses. Biology is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts & Sciences at TWU with over 500 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students in MS and PhD programs. The department is well equipped with state of the art instrumentation and will soon move into new offices and modern laboratory facilities in the Science Teaching and Learning Center (currently under construction). TWU takes pride in interdisciplinary programs and is committed to fostering new collaborations across education, nursing, health science and basic science departments.

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. It is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is a Military Friendly® School. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

How to apply

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following items as a single combined pdf to [email protected]
1. Cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. One page Statement of Teaching Philosophy, 4. One page Research Statement, 5. Copy of graduate transcripts, 6. Contact information for three references (name, address, email, phone number). The e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number IRC 29156.

With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students, Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU offers degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, the sciences, business and education. Its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. TWU serves the citizens of Texas in many ways, including: • Graduating more new health care professionals than any other university in Texas • Easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom • Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society • Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes.