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Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INSECT EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY
Department: Department of Biology

Status: Active

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INSECT EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER

 

The Position: The Department of Biology at The University of Texas in Tyler is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track position in insect evolutionary ecology. Any area of evolutionary ecology will be considered but preference will be given to candidates using integrative approaches and cutting-edge technologies, and addressing broad questions  in evolution. The incumbent is required to establish a strong, extramurally funded research program in his/her area of expertise. S/he is also 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 (entomology, evolution, ecology, population genetics, etc.) with a minimum of two years of  postdoctoral experience. (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. (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. Twelve faculty members undertake research in diverse sub-disciplines, including genomics, bioinformatics, population genetics, evolution, ecology, neurobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology. Research seminars by invited speakers are held weekly. The multidisciplinary Center for Environment, Biodiversity, and Conservation is housed in the Department of Biology. 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 as is a confocal microscope. A computer lab connects UT Tyler to the Texas Advanced Computer Center via a 10 Gb internet connection. The School of Pharmacy opened its doors in August 2015. Shared equipment and facilities, including a brand new vivarium, are available at UT Tyler’s sister institution, the University of Texas Health Northeast. For additional information, please visit www.uttyler.edu/biology.

 

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 8,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview, and Palestine.

 

Applications: Please include (as a single PDF file) a) cover letter; b) detailed curriculum vitae; c) statement of research interests and professional goals, d) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; e) reprints of 3 relevant publications and email to. Dr. John Placyk, Chair, Evolutionary Ecology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. E-mail: jplacyk@uttyler.edu. Additionally, please arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to the same address.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is negotiable.

 

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to legally work in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215 which authorizes employer to obtain criminal history record information. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.

 

 

 



Job Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, STNTHETIC BIOLOGY
Department: Department of Biology

Status: Active

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, STNTHETIC BIOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, STNTHETIC BIOLOGY

The Position: The Department of Biology at The University of Texas in Tyler is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenure-track position in synthetic biology with emphasis on biomedical applications. Any area of synthetic biology with biomedical emphasis will be considered including, but not limited to, disease mechanisms, vaccine development, production of pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, treatment of infections and diseases, microbiome engineering, cell therapy, regenerative medicine, etc. The incumbent is required to establish a strong, extramurally funded research program in his/her area of expertise. S/he is also 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 (synthetic biology, genomics, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, etc.) with a minimum of two years of  postdoctoral experience in synthetic biology. (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. (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. Twelve faculty members undertake research in diverse sub-disciplines, including genomics, bioinformatics, population genetics, evolution, ecology, neurobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology. Research seminars by invited speakers are held weekly. A major Center for Excellence in biomedical sciences and synthetic biology is in the planning stages. 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 as is a confocal microscope.  A computer lab connects UT Tyler to the Texas Advanced Computer Center via a 10 Gb internet connection. The School of Pharmacy opened its doors in August 2015. Shared equipment and facilities, including a brand new vivarium, are available at UT Tyler’s sister institution, the University of Texas Health Northeast. For additional information, please visit www.uttyler.edu/biology.

 

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 8,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

Applications: Please include (as a single PDF file) a) cover letter; b) detailed curriculum vitae; c) statement of research interests and professional goals, d) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; e) reprints of 3 relevant publications and email to: Dr. Lance Williams, Chair, Synthetic Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799. E-mail: lwilliams@uttyler.edu. Additionally, please arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to the same address.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is negotiable.

 

The University of Texas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to legally work in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215 which authorizes employer to obtain criminal history record information. The position is contingent upon availability of funding.

 

 

 



Job Title: Director of The School of Performing Arts
Department: School of Performing Arts

Status: Active

The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for the position of Director of The School of Performing Arts to begin by or before July 1, 2017.  The university seeks candidates who will energetically lead the department in continuing to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs, and mentor faculty in teaching, research and creative activity, and service.

The preferred candidate should possess an appropriate terminal degree in music, administrative experience in higher education, and an established record of teaching, scholarship and service sufficient to justify appointment with tenure.  Other desirable qualifications include: working collaboratively with faculty on curriculum, performances, and budget; the ability to recruit and retain students and faculty; a knowledge of faculty evaluation; and a record of community outreach with local civic and arts organizations, and active involvement in fund-raising.  The School of Performing Arts is currently in a capital fundraising campaign, and the Director will work closely with the Development Officer assigned to the College of Arts and Sciences.  In the near future, UT Tyler will undergo both SACS and NASM re-accreditation.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The School of Performing Arts, located in the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, is an important presence within the university and region, regularly hosting regional school music events.  In January 2016, the Center for the Musical Arts opened, a 15,000 square foot addition that includes new band and choral rehearsal facilities, faculty studios, and student lounges.  Music performances are held in the Braithwaite Recital Hall and in the Vaughn Auditorium, a 2000-seat venue with full Broadway-sized stage, pit, and wing space.  Students participate in the Patriot Singers, University Chorale, Opera/Music Theatre, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Ensemble, as well as other solo and group performing opportunities.

The University of Texas at Tyler has an enrollment of nearly 9000 students and is the regional center for the fine and performing arts. The School of Performing Arts offers the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music.  For additional information, visit the university web site at www.uttyler.edu/music.

A complete application file will include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statements of teaching and administrative philosophy, links to public performance media and/or publications, and five letters of reference–at least one of which must address teaching.  Applications submitted by e-mail are strongly preferred.

Send application to:

Dr. Jeffrey Emge, Chair, School of Performing Arts Search Committee,

The University of Texas at Tyler,

3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799

jemge@uttyler.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.  This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Job Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Music (Collaborative Pianist)
Department: School of Performing Arts

Status: Active

The University of Texas at Tyler - Accompany choral ensembles and opera/music theatre in all rehearsals and performances.  Accompany students in general departmental recitals (not degree recitals), competitions such as NATS and/or NOA, and performance videos for applied voice course.  Collaborate with faculty in 1 to 2 faculty recitals each semester. Position is 50% time with benefits, beginning September 1, 2016. Requirements:  Master of Music degree in Piano or Collaborative Piano or equivalent, significant experience as a collaborative pianist and performer, excellent sight-reading and open-score reading skills, expertise in playing a wide variety of musical styles, flexibility in following directors, demonstrated ability and interest in working in a collegial and mutually supportive environment.  Start date:  Fall 2016.  Application Procedure:  Please send a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, a list of 3-5 current references, and a list of representative performance links including accompanying/collaborative performances.  Video recordings preferred but audio is also acceptable.  Electronic submissions preferred.  Deadline:  Until  filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Please forward application material to Dr. Sooah Park, chair of search committee, School of Performing Arts, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1212, Tyler, TX  75799. E-mail at spark@uttyler.edu.  Phone/Fax:  903-566-7088;903-566-7483.  The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.  This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  UT Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

 

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