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(Archived) Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Microbiologist) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX

Last Updated: 2/23/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Microbiologist) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX
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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.

Educational Requirements for the Position

The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree in microbiology 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 General Microbiology and Virology, in addition to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s specific area of expertise.

Other Requirements for the Position

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.

Special Instructions Summary

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 ( 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:

Full Time, Tenure Track

Rank: Assistant Professor

Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

College: College of Science & Engineering Technology

Department: Department of Biological Sciences

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.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...