Assistant Professor - Environmental Microbiologist

University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Oct 12, 2018
Dec 11, 2018
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Faculty Position in Environmental Microbiology at

The University of Texas at San Antonio

(Assistant Professor)


The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental microbiology at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates conducting microbiome research using metagenomics, transcriptomics and/or other advanced “omics” approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial ecology of ecosystems, host-associated microbiomes, infectious diseases, and environmental health. Outstanding applicants in other areas are encouraged to apply. UTSA is an exciting dynamic university on the move. Especially interesting are candidates with proven interdisciplinary experiences.


UTSA, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is rooted in the history of San Antonio and is moving boldly to the future with a commitment to equity and inclusiveness as indispensible elements of our public service mission. This is an exemplary opportunity for a faculty member to establish a research program leveraging resources and expertise available not only within various Colleges at UTSA but also from premier research institutions in San Antonio such as Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Air Force Research Laboratory, and UT-Health San Antonio, among others. UTSA is the third largest academic institution of the University of Texas System and is the largest public university in the City of San Antonio with an enrollment of 31,000 undergraduates and over 4300 graduate students. The College of Sciences at UTSA has seven Departments and several research centers including the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Center for Research and Training in the Sciences.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in microbiology, ecology, biology, or a related field.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant postdoctoral experience indicating independence, trans-disciplinary research productivity and evidence of obtaining extramural funding is preferred.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded, innovative research program.  Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s field of expertise. Interest in and the ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations in one or more areas central to the College of Sciences and College of Engineering are expected. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology participates in PhD Program in Environmental Science and Engineering, which is co-sponsored by the College of Sciences and the College of Engineering. Additionally, the Department of Biology has a Microbiology and Immunology Research group in which the candidate would be expected to interact and mentor graduate students at the MS or PhD level.


APPLICATION: For this position, applications must be submitted through the website portal (STARS) at Applications must include: a letter of application, a current dated curriculum vitae, copies of three recent publications, a statement of research plans and summaries of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses (both postal and email), and telephone numbers of three references. Screening of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Address applications to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249. Competitive salaries and start-up packages are offered. Additional information regarding the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at UTSA can be found at


Applicants selected for interviews must show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates committed to our mission of exceptional education standards and mentorship serving a diverse student body.