Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Microbiologist)
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 32657
Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty
Department: Dept of Biological Sciences
Area of research is open to all areas of microbiology, including but not limited to bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. The successful candidate is required to develop an externally funded research program involving undergraduates and masters-level graduate students in addition to collaborative research within the Department of Biological Sciences.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University seeks to hire an individual broadly trained in microbiology at the level of Assistant Professor.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Sam Houston State is a comprehensive university located in East Texas, approximately 65 miles north of Houston, with an enrollment of 22,000 students. Degrees conferred by the Department of Biological Sciences include a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in either Biology or Biomedical Sciences and Master of Science in Biology. The department also offers an interdisciplinary master's degree in Forensic Science with Criminal Justice and Chemistry. There are currently 19 full-time faculty, 12 full-time staff members, including visiting assistant teaching professors, lecturers, laboratory and teaching support staff, and administrative support. The department is well equipped to support research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, including an animal housing facility that meets all current USDA standards as well as a microscopy suite that includes TEM, SEM, and confocal microscopes. The department is housed in a state-of-the-art Biology Laboratory Building that was completed in 2018. The department also maintains a 250-acre field station for teaching and research purposes that is equipped with a fully functional laboratory classroom building.
Interested applicants should apply online. In addition, applicants should send a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, transcripts, the names and contact information for at least three references, a statement of their teaching philosophy, and a concise description of their current and future research plans. These documents should be merged into a single PDF file and sent to Dr. Aaron Lynne via email (email@example.com). Preference will be given to applications received by 31 October 2022, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Additional information is available at: https://www.shsu.edu/academics/biological-sciences/.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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