[Coral-List] JOB: Assist. Professor Plant Genomics, Univ. of Houston, Clear Lake

Santiago-Vazquez, Lory Santiago at UHCL.edu
Fri Oct 31 20:09:29 EDT 2008

The Biotechnology Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Plant Genomics or Proteomics to begin in August 2009. 

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in plant genomics or proteomics; however, applicants with training and expertise in an area related to plant genomics will be considered. Each candidate must provide evidence of their potential to develop into an excellent teacher and to be a productive researcher.  Candidates who have teaching, postdoctoral and/or industrial experiences will be given preference.

The Biotechnology Program and the Biological Science Program at UHCL support training in biotechnology for undergraduates and a Master of Science in Biotechnology. Current faculty interests are in the fields of cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, genomics, marine biology, environmental microbiology, bioremediation, toxicology, ecology, plant physiology, neuroscience, bioinformatics and biotech management/marketing. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate upper level (junior and senior) and graduate courses and laboratories in areas related to his/her expertise and within the needs of the Biotechnology Program (e.g., Advanced Methods in Biotechnology, Plant Genomics/Proteomics, Plant Culture, and Plant Molecular Biology). The selected candidate will also be expected to develop an independent and ongoing research program and advice masters-level graduate students on theses and projects. Faculty are also encouraged to supervise undergraduate student research.  


You can visit the Biotechnology website at prtl.uhcl.edu/sce/biotech <http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/SCE/Natural_Sciences/BIOTECHNOLOGY> . The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a culturally diverse, upper-level university (juniors, seniors, and graduate students), located in the Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Currently, there are approximately 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students registered at UHCL. Graduates in biotechnology have access to numerous research positions due to UHCL's metropolitan location. UHCL is located along side the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and within minutes of major academic and biomedical research centers (Rice University, Texas Medical Center in Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the central campus of the University of Houston). In addition, several national biotech companies are located in and around the Houston/Galveston area. Consequently, graduates of the UHCL biotechnology program have a significant impact on biotech research and industry both locally and nationally.


Applications accepted online only at https://jobs.uhcl.edu <https://jobs.uhcl.edu/> . Each candidate must provide evidence of their potential to develop into an excellent teacher and to be a productive researcher. To apply, please complete the faculty application and attach a letter of interest including a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. In addition to your online application, please have three letters of recommendation and your academic transcripts mailed to: Chair, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology Search Committee, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., MC 39, Houston, Texas 77058.


Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Houston-Clear Lake is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity. The university hires only individuals authorized to work in the United States.  

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
University of Houston, Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
School of Science and Computer Engineering
Suite 3525-7, Box 389
Houston, TX 77058
e-mail: santiago at uhcl.edu
office phone: 281-283-3776
fax: 281-283-3709

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