Assistant Professor of Biology

Sul Ross State University
Alpine, Texas, US
Jul 28, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Biology, Botany
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Posting Details

Instructions to applicants

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation.

Job Title Assistant Professor of Biology Location Alpine Department Biological Geo Phy Sciences Job No. Posting Date 04/12/2021 End Date Until Filled Yes Appointment Date 09/01/2021 Salary Based on education and experience Required

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, strongly prefer broad training in Botany, Vertebrate Biology or Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics, or broad Biology or Ecology background. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching excellence, as well as the desire to build a research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. ABD candidates will also be considered.

Preferred Primary Responsibilities

Positions may be 100% teaching with a requirement to teach 12 semester credit hours per semester or 75% teaching and 25% research with a requirement to teach 9 semester credit hours with negotiated conditions for research. Courses can include, but not be limited to: Biology for Majors I and II, Genetics, Cell Biology, Animal Behavior, Evolution and advanced courses in their specialty. Delivery of courses will be through face to face as well as distance delivery. Candidates are encouraged to establish an externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, as well as participate in professional development, and university and community service.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

We are looking for multiple Assistant Professor, Nine month tenure-track positions. In-person teaching is required. Multiple duty stations at the Alpine campus, and a minimum of 1 duty station at the Eagle Pass, Del Rio, or Uvalde campuses.

ABD candidates will be considered and can be hired as an instructor (tenure-track) until the terminal degree is received.

Applications to be reviewed upon receipt.

The University offers an excellent benefits package to faculty members including: a free basic individual health care package, the option of a state retirement or Optional Retirement Package (ORP), traditionally available summer teaching opportunities, small class sizes, and a small private liberal arts college environment rarely found in a state supported university.

The Department of Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences offers BS and MS degrees in biology, chemistry, and geology. The graduate programs in biology and geology enrolls approximately thirty students, primarily thesis seeking. Although research is encouraged, excellence in classroom instruction is the first priority of the department. Further information available on the department website (

Candidates must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.


It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours' driving distance from Alpine.


Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume
* Cover Letter
* Transcripts
* Letter of Recommendation (1)
* Curriculum Vitae
* Letter of Recommendation (2)
* Letter of Recommendation (3)

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