Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Cellular and Molecular Biology) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Cellular and Molecular Biology)




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Science & Engineering Technology


Dept of Biological Sciences

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Aaron Lynne


Department Chair
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Box 2116
Huntsville, TX 77341-2116

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Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University seeks an individual broadly trained in Cellular and Molecular Biology for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

The successful candidate will have earned a B.S. and a doctoral degree in Life Sciences or a closely related field. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred, but not required.

Experience Required for the Position:

Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, courses in Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Toxicology in addition to upper-level undergraduate, as well as graduate, courses in the candidate's specific area of expertise.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Area of research is open, but those with interests in Neurobiology, Molecular Genetics, Cancer Biology or Molecular Toxicology are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to develop an externally funded research program involving undergraduates and masters-level graduate students in addition to conducting collaborative research within the Department of Biological Sciences.

Sam Houston State is a comprehensive University located in East Texas, approximately 65 miles north of Houston. Current enrollment is approximately 22,000. Degrees conferred by the Department of Biological Sciences include a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, and a Master of Science in Biology. The department also offers an interdisciplinary master's degree in Forensic Science with the Departments of Criminal Justice and Chemistry. There are currently 19 full-time faculty, 5 full time instructional staff, and 4 full-time staff members, including laboratory and teaching support staff and administrative support staff within the department. The department is well equipped to support research in the areas of cellular and molecular biology with a small animal (e.g., rodent) housing facility which meets all current USDA standards. The Department of Biological Sciences is in the newly built, state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building which houses a dedicated microscopy suite with a TEM, SEM, laser scanning and confocal microscopes with a full-time PhD-level staff member, a molecular core with sequencing and imaging capabilities, as well as common use areas housing autoclaves, purified water systems, centrifuges, and other equipment to conduct cellular and molecular-based research. The department also maintains a 250-acre field station for teaching and research purposes that is equipped with a fully functional laboratory/classroom building.

Special Instructions Summary:

In addition to your online application through PeopleAdmin, interested applicants should send a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact information for at least three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, a concise description of current and future research plans and up to three recent reprints. These documents should be merged into a single PDF file and sent to Dr. James Harper and Dr. Aaron Lynne via email ( & Preference will be given to applications received by 15 January 2022, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Additional information is available at:

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University 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.

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