Associate or Full Professor of Human Genetics

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Contract Type
Full Time

Associate or Full Professor of Human Genetics

Job Class Code: 10021
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1224
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Tenured
FTE: 3.0

Scope of Job:
Conduct research in human genetics, teach and mentor Ph.D. students in human genetics, and participate in medical education of medical students. The UTRGV Department of Human Genetics is recruiting three Associate or Full Professors of Human Genetics (Tenure Track) with expertise and research interests that will complement those of existing faculty. Areas of interest include genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, molecular genetics, nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and exposomics. Successful applicants will be able to leverage unique departmental resources including a 12,000-processor computer cluster dedicated to genetic analysis, a colony of ~1,000 laboratory opossums (Monodelphis domestica), large biorepository of samples from extended human pedigrees, and an induced pluripotent stem cell program. The successful applicant will have a strong publication record, and prior experience with NIH funded grants is preferred. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program and to take part in large scale team science projects focused on our existing longitudinal human population cohorts. Successful candidates also will be expected to take part in our Human Genetics Ph.D. program, which will launch in the fall of 2022. Experience with graduate education is preferred, and one of the successful candidates will have the opportunity to be the Director of the Ph.D. program. These positions will be based at our campus in Brownsville, Texas.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. Human Genetics, Biology, Genetic Epidemiology, or relevant discipline

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Established research program in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, molecular genetics, nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, or exposomics

Preferred Qualification:
Active grant funding for research program; history of NIH grant funding; experience with graduate education.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 3
Desired Start Date: 08/23/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 05/25/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

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