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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank

Biochemistry & Biophysics

College Station, TX
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An Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with an emphasis in cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM). This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position with research (65%), teaching (25%), and service (10%) responsibilities.  The estimated start date is June 1, 2020.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning June 1, 2020.  Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate will be required to develop and lead an independent, extramurally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in biochemistry in a field that extensively employs cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM).  A research emphasis in any area of biochemistry and biophysics is invited though preference will be given to topics in the biochemistry of cancer. Responsibilities for this position also include teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field, including outreach to industry.

RESOURCES:  Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution with many high-quality academic units conducting research in the field of biochemistry and biophysics across the life sciences. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, startup package and laboratory space with shared common-use equipment, within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or related field with a postdoctoral emphasis on cryoelectron microscopy is required. Evidence of potential for developing an outstanding research program and indications of strong mentorship and teaching skills are required for consideration for an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Prior faculty-level experience, evidence of successful grantsmanship and graduate training, and outstanding research accomplishments are required for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter with a statement of the applicant’s suitability for the position, 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, 3) a three-page statement of research plans, and 4) a description of teaching philosophy, experience and planned strategies, 5) a listing of contact information for three expert individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position.  The application materials must be submitted online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/71310. Review of applications will begin December 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions, email inquiries to Dr. Dorothy Shippen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2128, dshippen@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.